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Old 09-18-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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setting up stick bit on file/directory

Hi all,
Im kind of newbie on this.Can anyone show me how to set up a stick bit on AIX file/directory?
What effects does it have on files/directories when you set it as root/normal user?

Old 09-19-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Unless I'm mistaken, you're referring to the sticky bit (with a y). You can get a good mix of answers by googling for this:
sticky bit
Start with the widipedia search result, but some of the others are good too.

Hope this helps.
Old 09-20-2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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see the directory /tmp in all the AIX machines

rwx permission to all is given
Anybody can read write and execute.
Anybody can delete any file
chmod 0+t /tmp
is given as a protection that only the ownen can delete the files.

See it on ur system
Old 09-20-2007, 02:27 PM   #4
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Thanks AbrahamJose,
I got it.


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