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Re: What could go wrong with this scenario?

From: Chris Niekel
Subject: Re: What could go wrong with this scenario?
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 19:02:44 +0100
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On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 05:20:41PM +0100, Marcel van der Boom wrote:
> chmod g+s does according to man page:
> ...set user or group ID on execution (s)...
> What exactly does that mean in this context of CVS?

For executables the 'sticky' bit makes the program run as the userid.
For directories however, it behaves differently.

   mkdir foo
   chown x.y foo
   mkdir  foo/bar
   chmod g+s foo
and then:
   mkdir foo/baz

And then observe the output of ls -l foo/
As you can see, the directory foo/baz has 'inherited' the group setting 
because of the +s.

This is exactly what you wanted.

Chris Niekel

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