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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:46:58 -0800
From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@...y.loosely.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Security risk of server side text editing ...

On 2017-11-28 21:05, Michael Orlitzky wrote:

> Editing a file in-place should not create *another* file in the
> current directory with a different name/suffix. I realize that's
> subjective, but a lot of (even long time) users will tell you that no
> way in hell did they expect that to happen.

Maybe, but I think editors have done this from time immemorial.  Compare
for instance the comments on the limits of locking on p. 456 of Stevens
& Rago.

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