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On 10/14/2012 01:17 PM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> If euidaccess always agrees with stat, why does it make sense toeuidaccess always agrees with 'stat' with respect to access checks,
> switch check_existing to using euidaccess
but there are other reasons that 'stat' could fail, e.g.,
on a file that is too large for 'stat' to represent the size.
In cases such as these, we want euidaccess here, because
euidaccess shouldn't fail for these other reasons.
> You are talking about the directories leading to the file. I wasOK, but in this context it doesn't make sense to talk about just
> talking about the file itself.
the file itself, since the file is being accessed via a name, and
one needs proper permissions to use the name.
For both access and euidaccess, the F_OK check means "I don't
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