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ls sgid/suid color bug

From: Grant McWilliams
Subject: ls sgid/suid color bug
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 08:46:03 -0800

I've run across behavior that I've never noticed before in setting up a
Linux class.

If I create an suid/sgid executable it shows bright red or orange but only
until I change ownership
of the executable. If I then change ownership of the executable back to the
original owner root:root
the colors don't return and it looks like a standard executable file. Bug?

I've duplicated this on SUSE 10 and CentOS 4.2.

Here's my lscolors...

BASH version
GNU bash, version 3.00.15(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

ls (coreutils) 5.2.1

Grant McWilliams
Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use
Now they have two problems.

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