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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.

    Cheers,
    Dick Johnson

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


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