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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Rights for hardlinks
    Arvind Sankar wrote:

    > On Tue, Mar 23, 1999 at 10:11:08AM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > >
    > > Access != write permissions.
    > I think he has a point, though. You can hardlink even to a file with 0 perms.

    The mode of the file is irrelevant. Access to a file is ruled by the
    permissions on the directory or directories leading to the file. Access
    to the *contents* of the file depends on the mode of the file itself. A
    directory contains files, the files contain data.

    This according to the traditional Unix file permissions model, which is
    quite logical, IMHO.

    Johan Myréen

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