Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 09:29:52 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
On 10/31/2018 09:18 AM, Curt wrote:
On 2018-10-31, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Debian 9.1 with MATE installed from DVD set.
Due a non-reproducible sequence of events, a binary executable was over
written by the contents of a man page in pure text format. For unknown
reason, the resulting file was tagged as executable.
I want to predict immediately that this can of worms will produce the
longest thread in the history of debian user.
ONLY if members of this group can't or wont read.
I believe I rigorously complied with
A custom MATE launcher pointed the corrupted file.
When the launcher icon was clicked there was no response whatsoever.
Including *NO ERROR MESSAGE*
Is this a bug or a feature?
If a feature, why?