bugGNU nano - Bugs: bug #29008, If first use of nano is under...


bug #29008: If first use of nano is under sudo, it leaves unreadable file in user home.

Submitted by:  A. Peter Allan <alwynallan>
Submitted on:  Thu 25 Feb 2010 05:31:54 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Wont Fix
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: None

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Sat 14 Jun 2014 04:29:32 PM UTC, comment #3:

As noted in comment #2, I think it is not nano's task to manage permissions.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Fri 27 Sep 2013 11:13:38 AM UTC, comment #2:

Indeed, using 'sudoedit <file>' or 'sudo -e nano <file>' does the right thing. I don't think it is nano's job to notice that it has been (or might have been) invoked via sudo. It is the user's task to invoke the appropriate command, one that doesn't have unwanted side effects.

Benno Schulenberg <bens>
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Mon 27 Jun 2011 09:05:14 PM UTC, comment #1:

Does using sudoedit instead make any difference?

Ryan Lothian <ryanlothian>
Thu 25 Feb 2010 05:31:54 PM UTC, original submission:

After a system install I often "sudo nano /etc/fstab" for example. That drops .nano_history in my home directory with root ownership and rw------- permissions. Subsequent use of nano as user issues a warning before start.

It would be better to chmod the file to $SUDO_USER environment variable if it exists.

A. Peter Allan <alwynallan>


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