On 08/09/2017 09:03 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
Are we interested in improving gnulib's fchmodat() module to implement  > this 
workaround?
It would be nice if fchmodat worked with the AT_SYMLINK_NOFOLLOW flag, yes. I think GNU Tar would use it, in some cases. I'll CC bug-tar, as I had forgotten about this limitation of fchmodat on GNU/Linux. For what it's worth, GNU Emacs and coreutils don't use this fchmodat flag.


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