That same change to file-path also causes breakage in the rmtree of files across SMB/CIFS shares. Previous to this patch, there was no issue. Not to mention that the patch applied doesn't exclude Windows from it as a platform.
I tried the following experiment:
- Add a variable: my $Is_Windows = $^O eq 'MSWin32';
- Wrap the two race/exploit checks in if (!$Is_Windows).
The AS patch was sloppy at best, careless at worst. Windows doesn't use GNU Fileutils, as far as I know.
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