Re: [linux][system] suid and file permissions

From: Michael Lemler (
Date: 04/03/99

> >*sniff sniff* Smells like slackware ... eww ;)
> # ls -l /etc/redhat-release /etc/rc.d/rc.local
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root         1051 Mar 30 22:17 /etc/rc.d/rc.local*
> -rw-rw-r--   1 root     root           24 Nov  9  1997 /etc/redhat-release

s/slackware/BSDism,  My error.  I haven't used a RH system in years.  I
would have figured they'd move on to a more flexable convention.

> The sticky bit is mostly ignored in Linux anyway. Other Unix systems seem
> to make it a root-only keep-in-memory flag for things.

Not ignored by the OS, just the people who use it.  The sticky bit does
keep commonly used programs in memory, however, this convention is
obsolete with modern methods and systems.


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