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bug #30749: .save files are served as plain-text by Apache web servers

Submitted by:  Ren Lawrence <renlawrence>
Submitted on:  Wed 11 Aug 2010 03:21:20 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: In Progress
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Chris Allegretta <astyanax>
Open/Closed: OpenRelease: None

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Tue 17 Aug 2010 05:35:55 PM UTC, comment #3:

Hey Ren,

Oh, do you mean that we are not properly saving the execute bit when writing a .save file? That we may be able to fix if so, I'll check it out when I get home.

Chris Allegretta <astyanax>
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Wed 11 Aug 2010 03:39:40 PM UTC, comment #2:

Although it may still be an issue for languages other than PHP.

I noticed .pl.save is served as plain-text by default.

Ren Lawrence <renlawrence>
Wed 11 Aug 2010 03:29:35 PM UTC, comment #1:

Please disregard this ticket. I am wrong.

Anything with the suffix .php.save will still be executed and served properly.

Ren Lawrence <renlawrence>
Wed 11 Aug 2010 03:21:20 PM UTC, original submission:

This is not necessarily a bug or even something that you should be responsible to change.

However, I thought it was worth bringing to your attention that the default behavior of Apache will serve any .save files as plain-text. Often these are source files of interpreted languages.

A quick Google search of "filetype:save php" will show you the severity of this problem.

Apache can easily be configured to not serve .save files, but I am worried that many users would not know about nano's emergency feature to dump the buffer to .save files.

My suggestion would be the ability to configure this feature to be on or off, with a default setting of off. The ability to configure the emergency dump suffix would also be useful.

Ren Lawrence <renlawrence>


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