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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/5] man-pages: open.2: describe O_BENEATH_ONLY flag
On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:28 AM, David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com> wrote:
> Signed-off-by: David Drysdale <drysdale@google.com>
> ---
> man2/open.2 | 33 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
> 1 file changed, 31 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/man2/open.2 b/man2/open.2
> index 3824ab5be1f0..ba0da01c1a4f 100644
> --- a/man2/open.2
> +++ b/man2/open.2
> @@ -713,7 +713,7 @@ in a fully formed state (using
> as described above).
> .RE
> .IP
> -.B O_TMPFILE
> +.B O_TMPFILE " (since Linux 3.??)"
> requires support by the underlying filesystem;
> only a subset of Linux filesystems provide that support.
> In the initial implementation, support was provided in
> @@ -723,6 +723,31 @@ XFS support was added
> .\" commit ab29743117f9f4c22ac44c13c1647fb24fb2bafe
> in Linux 3.15.
> .TP
> +.B O_BENEATH_ONLY
> +Ensure that the
> +.I pathname
> +is beneath the current working directory (for
> +.BR open (2))
> +or the
> +.I dirfd
> +(for
> +.BR openat (2)).
> +If the
> +.I pathname
> +is absolute or contains a path component of "..", the
> +.BR open ()
> +fails with the error
> +.BR EACCES.
> +This occurs even if ".." path component would not actually
> +escape the original directory; for example, a
> +.I pathname
> +of "subdir/../filename" would be rejected.
> +Path components that are symbolic links to absolute paths, or that are
> +relative paths containing a ".." component, are cause the

"are cause" is a typo. Do you mean "will also cause"?

--Andy


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