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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 21:17:13 +0200
From: "Eli Zaretskii" <eliz AT elta DOT co DOT il>
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Subject: Re: Implementation of fchmod [PATCH]
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> Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:40:50 +0000
> From: Richard Dawe <rich AT phekda DOT freeserve DOT co DOT uk>
> 
> FWIW Linux allows writes to the file, after fchmod'ing to be read-only. The
> test program at the end of this mail works fine on Linux. The file is
> read-only afterwards.

Then there's no problem, I think.  Thanks for looking into this.

> I thought about returning ENOSYS instead of ENOENT. I think you suggested this
> before. But this would be misleading, I think. I take ENOSYS to mean that the
> system call is not implemented at all, whereas we've partially implemented it.
> So I think ENOENT is right.

ENOSYS means the feature is not supported, so I think it's okay.  I
won't mind to use ENOENT, but please consider what will a user think
when presented with "No such file or directory" in response to a
function that didn't accept any file name.

> But how do we detect that standard handles are piped?

Call isatty on the handle; if it returns zero, the handle is
redirected.

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