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. -Daniel *This .sig left intentionally blank* - To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to [EMAIL PROTECTED] More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html