Dear diary, on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 10:03:46PM CEST, I got a letter
where Daniel Barkalow <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Sun, 17 Apr 2005, Petr Baudis wrote:
> > Dear diary, on Sun, Apr 17, 2005 at 09:25:17PM CEST, I got a letter
> > where Paul Jackson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> > > Petr wrote:
> > > > BTW, I'd just use access(F_OK) instead of stat() it I don't care about
> > >
> > > I recommend _only_ using it when you require exactly the above real vs.
> > > effective id behaviour.
> > Does this distinction have any effect when doing F_OK?
> Actually, the documentation I've got says:
> "F_OK requests checking whether merely testing for the existence of the
> file would be allowed (this depends on the permissions of the directories
> in the path to the file, as given in path-name.)"
> So it shouldn't complain about a filename which you're allowed to try to
> stat, even if there's nothing there. And it would depend on the privs of
> the wrong user in looking at the path.
The documentation I've got says:
"R_OK, W_OK and X_OK request checking whether the file exists and has
read, write and execute permissions, respectively. F_OK just requests
checking for the existence of the file."
And IEEE1003.1 agrees:
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
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