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    SubjectRe: [RFC] File flags handling - proposal for API.

    On Fri, 25 Jun 1999, Wolfgang Walter wrote:
    > how will such a 'directory which can be opened as file' behave compared to
    > 2.0?
    > If a simple
    > fp = open(<directory>, O_RDONLY)
    > opens a default-file in <directory> instead of <directory> itself, then we
    > have (at least compared to 2.0) a rather subtile change which may implies
    > some severe security problems.

    But the thing is, that we want to disallow opening the directory that way
    _anyway_. It's going to happen: if you want to open the directory, you
    will have to use the O_DIRECTORY flag. The current libraries do that
    already for opendir().


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