>On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 03:10:08PM +0100, Sean Hunter wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 06:08:15AM -0600, Jesse Pollard wrote:
>> > Sure - very simple. If the execute bit is set on a file, don't allow
>> > ANY write to the file. This does modify the permission bits slightly
>> > but I don't think it is an unreasonable thing to have.
>> Are we not then in the somewhat zen-like state of having an "rm" which can't
>> "rm" itself without needing to be made non-executable so that it can't execute?
>aiiiieee, my head hurts now, thanks :(
It shouldn't. rm is not prevented from removing an unwriteable file (though it complains by default). Directory permissions control operations on links.
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