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Re: Question about file system permissions



On Tue, 2007-01-02 at 14:17 -0500, Joe Smith wrote:
> Oddly perhaps, Unix has never really provided shared writeable files. 
> Perhaps there are good theoretical reasons for it; perhaps it was just
> one of those simplifying assumptions that Unix was born with, I don't
> know.

Though I notice that VIM does seem to manage that well enough.  If you
open the same file on two different computers, you can edit on both of
them in turn.  You can't edit at the same time, though.  And I couldn't
see a way of that being practical, anyway.  Imagine the mess of two
authors trying to retype the same paragraph at the same time.

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