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Re: 'insecure directories' warning

Adam Spiers wrote:

> ...
> > } Also, it would be nice if the user gets told which directories are
> > } insecure, otherwise he doesn't stand much of a chance of fixing them.
> > 
> > Hrm.  Maybe a separate function to check for and report this?  I don't
> > know if we want the compinit output to get any more verbose than it is.
> > On the other hand, it's only a one-line change, so maybe some of you can
> > try this out and see what you think (the output is a couple of screenfuls
> > long for me because of RedHat's special groups trick):
> I'd say it's better than nothing, but yes, it is a bit too verbose if
> the problem affects too many functions.  A separate function would be
> good; then it could output stuff like:
> /usr/local/share/zsh/3.1.9-dev-3/functions/X contains functions not
> owned by you or by root; the first such function is _x_arguments.
> Continue anyway [ny]? 

A separate function would be easy to add, of course. Alternatively we
could give compinit a `verbose' option. Or a `test' option that
doesn't try to load the completion system but performs the checks. Or

> I'd also suggest replacing 'continue' with something which makes it
> more obvious what the two choices are.  At the moment if you're
> invoking compinit from .zshrc, it sounds a bit like you want to exit
> the shell if you hit 'n'.

You can just go ahead and improve that...


Sven Wischnowsky                         wischnow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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