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Bug #12307

File.new and File.open change permissions even if the file exists on Windows

Added by Eregon (Benoit Daloze) over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Target version:
-
ruby -v:
ruby 2.2.4p230 (2015-12-16 revision 53155) [i386-mingw32]
[ruby-core:75075]

Description

For instance:

# New file
File.open("abc", "w", 0666) { |f|
  puts f.stat.mode.to_s(8) # => 100666, OK
}

# File exists
File.open("abc", "w", 0466) { |f|
  puts f.stat.mode.to_s(8) # => 100444, BUG
}

So the mode of the file was changed even though the file already exists.
This is inconsistent with the behavior on other platforms such as UNIX which only consider mode for new files.
open(2) is fairly clear about this on Linux and OS X: "if neither O_CREAT nor O_TMPFILE is specified, then mode is ignored".

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