Established method to enable suid scripts?

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at
Sun May 15 14:30:05 UTC 2011

>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Telting <christopher-ml at> writes:

Chris> I honestly tried when I posted the question to avoid the question
Chris> of right or wrong. I simply have one opinion for my own need and
Chris> preference and don't want to go into rigid detail and did not
Chris> mean to reopen the issue. I simply wanted to know if anyone had a
Chris> patch already or a flag enabled it.  It's similar to the phrase
Chris> that if you have to ask you can't afford it except in this case
Chris> it means you can. I have a feeling someone somewhere did it. If
Chris> no one comes forward I will post a proper patch for review and
Chris> maintain documentation of the pitfalls to the extent I can and
Chris> that others forward to me.  I have no desire to change Freebsd's
Chris> standard practice. I leave that to the steering committee of each
Chris> and every distribution of unix like systems. I am simply grateful
Chris> to be able to make my development systems work the way I want it
Chris> to because I want it to. It's a question of complete phylosophy
Chris> to me as to the base unix permissions system. I simply know what
Chris> appeals most to me the way that I use systems.  We all love
Chris> Freebsd because it means choice.  I apologize to anyone that
Chris> thinks I reopened a can of worms and wasted time, it was not my
Chris> goal.

When a child reaches for a hot stove, the only moral thing to do is pull
their hand back, without hesitating.

That's what we're trying to do for you.  Why are you not getting it?

You *will* get burned.  Why do you not trust the community to notice
that for you?

Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777 0095
<merlyn at> <URL:>
Smalltalk/Perl/Unix consulting, Technical writing, Comedy, etc. etc.
See for Smalltalk discussion

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list