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Old 09-06-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question Weird Permission on Folder


Hello,
I have a folder with the following permissions:

drwx--S--- 10 user group 4096 2010-08-30 17:27 FolderName

Could someone kindly explain to me what the --S is?
I would like to change the permissions of FolderName to either chmod 770 or 750.
I was just wondering if changing the permissions will affect the --S?

Thank you,
DG
 
Old 09-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hello,
I have a folder with the following permissions:

drwx--S--- 10 user group 4096 2010-08-30 17:27 FolderName

Could someone kindly explain to me what the --S is?
I would like to change the permissions of FolderName to either chmod 770 or 750.
I was just wondering if changing the permissions will affect the --S?

Thank you,
DG
S is a sgid (special permission).look here for Basic information on special permission

If you set permission 750 or 770 sgid permission will be removed.

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