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SubjectRe: x bit for dirs: misfeature?
On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 11:34:07AM +0100, Helge Hafting wrote:
> Thomas Hood wrote:
> > However, a decent reason for having separate r and x
> > is that "r--" directories _do_ make sense. When a
> > directory is "r--", its contents can be _listed_ but the
> > directory cannot be browsed. Observe: // Thomas Hood
>
> But is that useful?
> Sure, I can list filenames. I can't get at filesize
> or permissions. I can't open the files. How
> is that useful? Of course locking people
> out is useful, but why should they need to read
> the filenames?
>

To taunt them? ;)
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