Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:44:07 +0300 From: "(GalaxyMaster)" <galaxy@...nwall.com> To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: chmod isn't validating its output? Dmitry, I'm just curious whether we need to fix this or not in our coreutils package. The following example demonstrates the issue. It's not a bug, but is something we might want to fix and to submit upstream. mother!galaxy:~$ ls -l sample.file -rw------- 1 galaxy galaxy 0 2009-01-22 11:34 sample.file mother!galaxy:~$ chmod g+o sample.file mother!galaxy:~$ echo $? 0 mother!galaxy:~$ ls -l sample.file -rw------- 1 galaxy galaxy 0 2009-01-22 11:34 sample.file mother!galaxy:~$ rpm -qf `which chmod` coreutils-5.93-owl2 mother!galaxy:~$ Note that I supplied chmod with weird permission symbol and it didn't complain and hasn't returned any failure code. Since we have one of the coreutils maintainers in out team :) I thought it would be appropriate to ask here whether I should submit the bug report to the coreutils developers or is this "feature" here on a purpose? If it's the latter I would like to know why (just to learn some history behind it :) ) -- (GM) -- To unsubscribe, e-mail owl-users-unsubscribe@...ts.openwall.com and reply to the automated confirmation request that will be sent to you.
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