live code seems to gratuitously unlock write permission for directories

Dr. Hawkins dochawk at
Fri Dec 2 14:42:36 EST 2016

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:05 AM, Bob Sneidar <bobsneidar at>

> So what *actually* happens when you save a file is, the old file is
> renamed by prepending a tilde (~) to the filename, then an attempt to save
> the file as the original is attempted. If all goes well, the backup copy is
> deleted. So in a sense you are not actually saving, you are saving as.

However, if the directory is write-locked by the OS, both of these
operations should fail . . .

Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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