Group permissions are broken?
yuri at rawbw.com
Tue Aug 16 02:34:35 UTC 2011
On 08/16/2011 01:32, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> On my 8.1 system, sticky(8) says:
> A directory whose `sticky bit' is set becomes ... a directory in
> which the_deletion_ of files is restricted. A file in a sticky
> directory may only be_removed_ or_renamed_ if ...
> [emphasis added]
> Nothing there about the sticky bit changing the permissions required
> to_overwrite_ a file, which is the subject of the current inquiry.
> Even if the sticky bit_did_ have some effect on overwriting a file,
> how would that explain the_different_ behavior of the two cases shown?
Actually, sticky has nothing to do with this. I originally spotted the
problem on one device under /dev/ and later just made an example under
tmp. Same behavior was for any other directory.
I still can't get why this happened.
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