Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:45:15 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Strangeness when binary executable overwritten by text -- bug or feature?
On 10/31/2018 10:31 AM, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:14:40 AM Richard Owlett 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.
Just to (maybe?) help with the proper focus, was this a human error or
something that seemed to happen without human intervention?
As I replied to Reco, "Cannot reproduce detailed PEBKAC ;< "
reason, the resulting file was tagged as executable.
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?