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Re: sticky directory bit vs. loginfo chgrp

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: sticky directory bit vs. loginfo chgrp
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:35:05 -0500 (EST)

Laine Stump writes:
> Although I remember doing this on a Solaris server in the past
> (getting new directories and files to be in the proper group, with
> proper permissions, by setting the setgid bit on the cvsroot
> directory), I've been trying to make this work on NetBSD and it
> doesn't. For example:
> # ls -ld .
> drwxrwsr-x  9 root  staff  512 Feb 22 12:34 ./
> # mkdir test
> # ls -ld test
> drwxr-xr-x  2 laine  staff  512 Feb 22 12:35 test/
> What am I missing?

sgid only affects the group, not the permissions.  (And it's the way BSD
traditionally behaves, so you probably don't need it on NetBSD.)

-Larry Jones

Sheesh.  Who can fathom the feminine mind? -- Calvin

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