[Mono-dev] Mono.Posix question

David Schmitt david at dasz.at
Fri Jun 22 17:35:04 UTC 2012

On 2012-06-22 15:35, Rob Wilkens wrote:
> Do you know where i can find documentation for Mono.Posix?
> I was looking at the following problem report:
> https://bugzilla.xamarin.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1970
> And I saw that
> Mono.Unix.UnixDirectoryInfo("1").Create(FileAccessPermissions.AllPermissions);
> Was honoring umask, because that's what the system call for mkdir does.
> (That is: Create() just calls mkdir with the permissions.) Should it be
> honoring umask when it creates the directory, or should we, after the
> call to mkdir, separately set the permissions as part of the Create call
> (the equivalent of a call to chmod).

My non-normative feeling is that Mono.*Posix* should also behave 
posixly[1]. So if the reporter want's[1] to chmod after mkdir he can[1] 
do so - as his report aptly demonstrates.

Best Regards, David

[1] I don't claim that POSIX was designed for human developers.

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