Established method to enable suid scripts?

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Wed May 11 02:12:52 UTC 2011

--As of May 11, 2011 3:55:03 AM +0200, Polytropon is alleged to have said:

> On Tue, 10 May 2011 21:43:43 -0400, Daniel Staal <DStaal at> wrote:
>> One thought: What's the output of 'mount' for the slice you are trying
>> to  run this script from?  (Suid can be blocked on a per-mountpoint
>> basis.)
> Just for terminology: You mount a partition, _not_ a slice,
> so mount operates on partition (associating them to mountpoints,
> and as you correctly pointed out, mount options can include
> the prohibition of SUID execution using the "nosuid" option).

--As for the rest, it is mine.

Sorry, I've been doing a lot of switching between platforms recently, and 
mostly using virtual volume managers of one type or another.  The 
terminology starts to blur after a bit.  ;)

Daniel T. Staal

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