Philip Zeyliger philz at hcs.harvard.edu
Sun Dec 19 01:19:29 EST 2004

On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 12:36:24AM -0500, Matthew Adam Gline scribbled:
> We have permission to read fixwebfiles, and it strikes me that's all we

permission to read a file != permission to copy it 

Except, I would argue, in the case of Unix config files of savvy
users.  I learned Unix partially by reading world-readable config
files of a few friendly users, and tend to keep my .procmailrc
world-readable for the same reason.  This reasoning doesn't
apply to scripts, since the scripts have to be readable
for you to execute them.

You should ask.

> alias fixwebfiles chmod 755 ~/web && chmod 644 ~/web/*

I like:

chmod -R ugo+rX ~/web

but better would be to exclude certain files (.* comes to mind)...
I don't know what other things FAS's script does.

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``The great irony of metaphor is that, we the literature folk have no good
metaphors of our own, even though the term is ours. We appropriate and
bastardize concepts from other disciplines in order to enact our own
concepts (like that of the metaphor)...'' 			-- S. Butler

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