unix permissions questions
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Sep 14 18:05:05 UTC 2010
On Sep 14, 2010, at 11:01 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2010 13:32:40 -0400 (EDT), doug at safeport.com wrote:
>> I found several directories whose permissions where set to
>> dr-s--S--T 2 user group 512 Feb 22 2010 .procmail/
>> All were .procmail which is what we set for procmail logging and supporting
>> recipes. In reading 'man ls' it seems (to me) this might result from losing the
>> execute bit on the directory. Is this correct? Been BSDing since 1995 and have
>> not seen this set of permissions. Thanks for any insights.
> After a short read of "man ls":
[ ... ]
> Result: User can execute SUID, group cannot execute, others cannot search
> or execute; sticky bit is set.
Except that this is a directory, not a file.... :-)
A bit of experimentation suggests that "chmod 7500 .procmail" are the permissions involved, which are silly. No group permissions enabled means setgid is meaningless, and I don't see any value for using the sticky bit here, either. Try using 0500, 0700, or maybe 4500/4700 instead.
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