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Old 11-17-2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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sym links and permissions

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 10 Aug 15 12:32 current -> foobar//

since this symlink has world write permissions is it possible to change what file it points to as a non root user? And user not in group other?
Old 11-17-2006, 11:34 PM   #2
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Depends on the permissions of foobar. Symlinks don't really have permissions in and of themselves; the permissions of the file/directory being linked to govern access.
Old 11-18-2006, 02:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer.


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