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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2017 07:32:46 -0500
From: Michael Orlitzky <>
Subject: Re: Fw: Security risk of vim swap files

On 11/06/2017 02:08 AM, Christian Brabandt wrote:
> On So, 05 Nov 2017, Jakub Wilk wrote:
>> Couldn't vim create swapfiles with mode 0600 and be done with it?
> Because then users of the group could not recover the file anymore, 
> although they are able to read the original file.

It also breaks (default) ACLs, but maybe if we do that in enough
important applications, the next generation of ACLs won't try to use the
group bits as a permissions mask.

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