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Re: ra_svn permissions

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-02-26 18:57:31 CET

On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 12:48, Philip Martin wrote:
> I don't understand. The directory sticky bit controls who can delete
> a directory entry, with +s only the entry owner can delete it (and it
> only works on some systems). How does that help?

g+s is the setgid bit, not the sticky bit. Making a directory setgid
ensures that group ownership is inherited from that directory when new
files and directories are created inside it. (On some systems, notably
the *BSDs, this inheritance is the default regardless of the setgid bit;
on others, notably Linux, group ownership of new inodes defaults to the
primary group of the creator unless the setgid bit is present on the
parent directory.)

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