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Old 07-02-2002, 12:52 PM   #1
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Sticky Bit


Hello everyone.

Well, i've been looking for information regarding the sticky bit. I have been unsuccessfuly in locating a web page of some sort to explain the sticky bit to me.

I understand how the sticky bit works, however, what i'm looking for his the permission numbers that are associated with it.

For example, what would chmod 1777 or chmod 2777 do. I understand the 777, but i'm trying to learn the first number before the rwx permission settings.

SO if anyone can shoot me a link, or explain it to me, i'd really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone.

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Old 07-02-2002, 12:58 PM   #2
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http://www.tac.eu.org/cgi-bin/man-cgi?chmod+1

About halfway down the page you'll see the modes for stickybit that might explain it some for you.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 09:00 PM   #3
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Hmm, i'm a little confused now. I guess I did not know exactly what the sticky bit did.

So, anyone know of a good way or a link that can explain this to me? For example, what are some valid reasons to use the sticky bit?

Let me ask another thing. The sticky bit is represented by a 't' when a ls -l is done in a directory. Ok, so what does something like this mean:

ls -l

drwxrsxr-- such and such file

I thought the 's' was the sticky bit?

Boy, im lost now.

Any help?

Thanks guys.

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Old 07-02-2002, 09:15 PM   #4
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Nope, the sticky bit is shown like this:

drwxr-xrwt

And it is basically used and set to have only the owner of the file and or directory allowed to remove that file from a given directory.
 
Old 07-03-2002, 03:54 PM   #5
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This web site does a pretty good job...

http://www.geocities.com/tipsforlinux/articles/028.html
 
  


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