Re: permissions not honoured by /bin/pwd aka getcwd

From: Alan Curry (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 15:16:59 EST

Harald Kirsch writes the following:
>Your reasoning would mean that we can implement `additional syscalls'
>linuxstat(), linuxopen() and linuxreadlink() which `provide slightly
>more information', e.g. by not at all looking at permissions.
>Of course we can, but should we?

Is there a real-life situation in which it is desirable to prevent a process
from knowing what directory it is in?

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