[kwlug-disc] Access rights to file/folder

Adam Glauser adamglauser at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 08:14:31 EDT 2010


On 29/07/2010 8:07 AM, Rashkae wrote:
> How does that even work? Sticky bit, as far as I know, prevents Bob from
> deleting files he does not have write permission to, (even though he has
> write permission to the directory.) In Linux, the sticky bit does not
> inherit group ownership to new files.

The sticky bit works differently on files than on directories.  As I 
recall, it works as you describe when set on files, and as John 
described (causing new files in the directory to inherit permissions) 
when set on directories.



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