[TAG] lpr works for user not root in Basiclinux 2.1
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Mar 8 04:10:26 MSK 2007
On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 07:04:00PM -0500, Sindi Keesan wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Mar 2007, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> >On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 12:00:19PM -0500, Sindi Keesan wrote:
> >>In BL2.10 /tmp is drwxrwxrwt. (Sticky bit set).
> >>Running Linux says this means 'Keep executable in memory after exit'. ??
> >For directories, it means that for any file in that directory, only the
> >owner and root can remove that file regardless of permissions. This is
> >why some people also call it the "cooperative" bit: it's a good idea to
> >set it on directories where people are likely to share files.
> So people can copy each other's files but not delete them?
No - so they can _modify_ each other's files (assuming the permissions
are right) but not delete them.
> Totally irrelevant for a single-user system.
> Running Linux seems to be wrong here.
No, it's right - for files (although as I understand it, that usage is
no longer supported in newer Linux versions.) For directories, it has a
different meaning as I described.
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