[svlug] eWeek article on MS Outlook

Deirdre Saoirse deirdre at deirdre.net
Tue May 16 12:06:53 PDT 2000

On Tue, 16 May 2000, Joey Hess wrote:

> > Well, for a script to execute (vs. just open), it would have to have its
> > execute bit set.
> I think what Rick is describing is much more like "python foo.py",
> where foo.py's permissions are largely irrevelant. Just subsctitute
> visual basic for python[1] and ILOVEYOU for foo.py

This would have nothing to do, however, with whether or not it's a
"desktop" OS that "hides" anything or a Unix. So, getting to JC Lawrence's
point, it has nothing to do with being a desktop-centric user.

> Of course you may be right about OS X -- I don't know anything about
> it, but again I don't see that file execute permissions need enter the
> picture.

Point noted.

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