Established method to enable suid scripts?

krad kraduk at
Sun May 15 17:24:29 UTC 2011

On 15 May 2011 15:30, Randal L. Schwartz <merlyn at> wrote:

> >>>>> "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?
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I also think you would get a similar reaction from the majority of any
unix communality for any distro/release.

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