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Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?




	Hi.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 09:29:52AM -0500, Richard Owlett wrote:
> 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
> [http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html]

'smartctl -a /dev/sda' output would be nice, but I won't insist on it.

Reco