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SubjectRe: Capabilities done right [diff against 2.3.1]

> > Anyway, suid is currently not honoured by scripts. It will take
> > _years_ before we'll get all tools like tar, cp, nfs, etc. work right
> > with capbilities-in-namespace.
> Do they all need to be rewritten? For example, the 'cp' program of today
> is semantically more like "create a new file, and copy the bits over
> from the old file. If I do "cp /etc/passwd ~/passwd" as a regular user,
> then the new file is not owned by root, and it may not necessarily have
> the same permissions (if my umask is 077, for example).

I was talking about cp -a, which should "preserve as much as possible
of the structure and attributes of original files in copy".


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