what does "t" is /tmp permissions mean
paul.j.smith0 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 15:57:58 UTC 2015
Ernie Luzar wrote:
> doing "ls -l /" shows that the /tmp directory has these permissions
> What does the "t" under other user mean?
> Where can I find documentation on permissions?
Section 4.4 in the handbook is about permissions.
t is the sticky bit.
"When the sticky bit is set on a directory, it allows file deletion
only by the file owner. This is useful to prevent file deletion in
public directories, such as /tmp, by users who do not own the file."
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