Re: g_file_write()

Soeren Sandmann writes:
 > The patch does use fchmod(). Are there systems we care about where
 > fchmod() is not available?

Win32... No such thing in the C library. As far as I know, there isn't
even anything in the underlying Win32 API that would enable setting
the permissions for a file based just on a handle to an open file.

However, one can achieve much the same effect by opening the file
using a restrictive "share mode" (read enforced locking), so that
nobody else can open it. Isn't that what was intended here?

Anyway, I doubt even that really is necessary. The kind of
applications that use GLib on Windows aren't security sensitive.
There is no setuid mechanism. The security threats on Windows are of a
different variety, I doubt there is much "market" for the Unix kind of
race condition games.


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