On Tue, May 06, 2014 at 12:17:14AM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:

> Users may already store sensitive data such as imap.pass in
> .git/config; making the file world-readable when "git config"
> is called to edit means their password would be compromised
> on a shared system.

Makes sense, and the patch looks good to me.

> +test_expect_success POSIXPERM,PERL 'preserves existing permissions' '
> +     chmod 0600 .git/config &&
> +     git config imap.pass Hunter2 &&
> +     perl -e \
> +       "die q(badset) if ((stat(q(.git/config)))[2] & 07777) != 0600" &&

I don't think we usually bother with a PERL prereq for running
one-liners like this from the test script, though I don't think it hurts
anything to do so.

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