From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-01 09:22:15
Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>>> The first two archives does not give write permissions to the user (for
>>> the unarchived files).
>> That's intentional. After all, normally you shouldn't be modifying
>> anything in the distribution. Or should you?
> No unix source package I ever downloaded had read-only files. That gives no
> protection, really. If I unintentionally remove some files, I can just
> reinstall. If I want to edit them, I'll edit them anyway. Write protection
> will just get in the way. BTW, just like it gets in the way with
> Boost CVS
> -- somehow all files are read only and I constantly have to change
> permissions or tell Emacs to override them.
Personally I like that. I don't tell Emacs to override them, I
use `C-x v v' to "cvs edit" them.
There are CVS options to control this. In fact, unless you have
CVSREAD set in your environment, CVS checks out writable files.
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