[Gllug] File permissions

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at workshy.org
Wed Jun 30 14:30:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 03:17:37PM +0100, Sunny wrote:
> As far as i can remember, the setuid permission set on a directory is
> ignored on UNIX and Linux systems, but FreeBSD interprets it similarly to
> setgid, namely, all files and sub-directories are forced to be owned by the
> directory owner.

I did mention in passing in my original response that FreeBSD *can* be
made to do this; it does not do it by default.  The underlying
filesystem has to support this feature and it has to be explicitly
enabled at mount.


If the universe were simple enough to be understood, we would be too
simple to understand it.
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