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bug#5826: [feature] chmod +S to setgid directories alike +X

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#5826: [feature] chmod +S to setgid directories alike +X
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 16:26:15 +0200
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Michał Górny <address@hidden> writes:

> I would really appreciate if chmod supported setting setgid permissions
> on directories (and files already having such) recursively, much like
> '+X' does set executable permission. To match the '+X' one, I suggest
> using '+S' for that.

Since there is only a single setgid bit (unlike the exec bits) I don't
see the point of +S (it looks like a no-op).  Moreover, anything more
complex than what chmod already provides can easily be accomplished with


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