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SubjectRe: permissions not honoured by /bin/pwd aka getcwd
Peter Chubb wrote:
> The posix.1 spec for getcwd says this:
>
> (section 5.2.2.4)For each of the following conditions, if the
> condition is detected, the getcwd() function shall return a value
> of NULL and set errno to the corresponding value:
>
> [EACCESS] Read or search permission was denied for a component of
> the pathname.

It's EACCES :-) Note that it (*) says for EINVAL and ERANGE: "If any of
the following conditions occur, [...]". Considering that 2.4, paragraph
says an implementation may _not_ detect certain conditions, this seems
to imply that an implementation is allowed not to check for EACCES.

So this looks good.

(* my copy is ISO/IEC 9945-1 ANSI/IEEE Std 1003.1 1996-07-12)

- Werner

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