Originally posted by hungry tom
as far as I know, SUID on scripts in linux has no effect because of security reasons...
Arrrr ... I wish I knew that sooner
But it's interesting to know that chmod u+s works on a compiled program, I'll give a.out a try.
I'm not really interesten in mounting as much as the general application of chmod u+s progs ... since one neat app at my univ. (they use SunOS 5.8) is a submit command, that lets you submit your projects/assignments ... simply copy them to a dir. owned by your prof. While another app works the other way around and lets you read your marks from the profs dir.
"chmo u+s" + C or Java or your_other_fav_programing_lang is an excellent tool for interacting with data in a predefined way.
Thank you all for responding