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SubjectRe: permissions not honoured by /bin/pwd aka getcwd
On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Harald Kirsch wrote:

> Why is /bin/pwd (or getcwd) allowed to return an output in the following
> command sequence?
> % mkdir -p really/closed; cd really/closed; chmod 000 ..; /bin/pwd
> /home1_phys/kir/sunHome/tmp/really/closed
> Harald Kirsch

Because permissions don't prevent you from reading a directory.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.3.41 on an i686 machine (800.63 BogoMips).

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