truncate tool - must be root?
wxs at atarininja.org
Tue May 30 09:27:13 PDT 2006
On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 10:59:11AM -0500, Eric Anderson wrote:
> Is it expected that truncate(8) must be used by a superuser? If so,
> then the man page should probably mention it. If not, then it's broken :)
I can use truncate on files I own without a problem. Who owns the
files? A quick experiment indicates that even setting a file to mode
647 when owned by root:wheel doesn't allow it to be operated on by
anyone other than root when using truncate.
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