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Bug 36237 - Nedit uses tmpnam for temp files
Nedit uses tmpnam for temp files
Product: Red Hat Powertools
Classification: Retired
Component: nedit (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2001-04-17 06:52 EDT by Jarno Huuskonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-17 06:52:49 EDT
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Description Jarno Huuskonen 2001-04-17 06:52:45 EDT
Nedit uses tmpnam for creating temporary filenames. The file is then
opened with fopen --> tmprace

OpenBSD seems to have a patch for this (replace tmpnam/fopen with

Also I found this little info about from nedit mailinglist archive:

(Short summary: nedit's incremental save and backup files (.bck) are
created in cwd and nedit follows symlinks.)
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-05-08 08:39:35 EDT
Errata released.

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