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Re: vim

On 11/15/2012 08:18 AM, james gray wrote:
i am just wondering.

why would vim be slapped around thru many links just to come back to its
original file path origin with out write privileges to the end usr who
is not root.

path = /usr/local/bin, usr/bin, /bin, usr/local/game

which vim


ls -l /usr/bin/vim

lrwxrwxrwx -> etc/alternatives/vim

ls -l etc/alternatives/vim

lrwxrwxrwx -> /usr/bin/vim.basic

ls -l /usr/bin/vim.basic


Try replacing the 'ls -l' in the above examples with 'file' and you will see why you don't have write privileges.

are there programming or script conditionals placed on vim by vim being
passed through each different directory environment ?.

is there a for see able security issue coming from the programers view
point , to have vim.basic with its file access as they are root root


can the end usr mutilate the file access and group of vim.basic and
change to:

root admin rwxrwx---

Thank you

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