Re: New patchfs script
- From: Adam Byrtek 'alpha' <alpha student uci agh edu pl>
- To: "Andrew V. Samoilov" <sav bcs zp ua>
- Cc: Pavel Roskin <proski gnu org>, mc-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: New patchfs script
- Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 15:59:47 +0100
On Wed, Dec 11, 2002 at 04:42:35PM +0200, Andrew V. Samoilov wrote:
> I applied little patch for your patchfs to quote metacharacters in
> Also I want to eliminate temporary file in copyout()
It's necessary with this algorithm - you can't do 'seek' on a pipe.
The temporary file is created in a safe way, so this should not be a
security issue. BTW I guess we can create the file before doing '>' to
avoid symlink attack (quite improbable, tmp file name is random).
> and teach patchfs to understand context diffs (diff -c).
> Another good change should be to use +++ filename for newly created
> files (--- /dev/null).
It would be nice. Should I try to work on this issues or do you want
to do this yourself?
> And it is reasonable to search and substitute perl in patchfs, a and
> uzip scripts, but this is another story.
Could be quite hard... i see no popular alternatives.
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