[Bug 52070] File permissions ignored when run as root

Bill Davenport bdavnpt2002 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 18 17:00:09 UTC 2002

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------- Additional Comments From bdavnpt2002 at yahoo.com  2002-12-18 16:58 -------
Certainly if I use vi (perhaps not the greatest example) I have to use :w! to 
write out a read-only file I've chosen to edit. If I use emacs I also have to 
take additional actions to edit a read-only file.

On the other hand, I just tried out all of the gui editors on my RedHat 8.0 
system and none of them even notice the file is read-only, or otherwise stop me 
from editting the file, so kdevelop doesn't behave any different from the other 
apps in this regard.

I generally do all of my software editting as root, simply because it's easier 
overall to not worry about being able to build and install a kernel or app I'm 
working on. This clearly isn't a problem if I just change my habits to not use 
root except for the limited times I truely need the privs...


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