How come there is no error if I upgrade WordPress core after locking
.htaccess' permissions to 644?
I upgrade WordPress this way basically:
wp plugin update --all wp core update wp language core update wp theme update --all
After locking .htaccess on 644 so that WordPress would be able to change it either from plugins or core upgrade, how come there is no error?
What is the mechanism that let's WordPress to pass over that file without any major error or crash? That lists it as an exception, generally, for upgrades?