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[SLE] Re: Permissions on the /tmp directory?
  • From: stefan.troeger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Stefan Troeger)
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 09:43:17 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000402094316.A482@xxxxxxxxxxx>


On Sat, Apr 01 2000 at 16:35 -0800, Christopher D. Reimer wrote:

> point to /scsi1/tmp. I was curious to notice that the old /tmp directory
> had the following permissions: drwxrwxrwt. (I presume that the "t" is the
> sticky bit.)
> Do I need this particular permission on the symbolic link? How do I set it?

You'd have a hard time trying it ;-) It's impossible to set
permissions of a symbolic link because they don't matter
anyway. The owner/group/permissions of the file the link points
to are what counts. Make sure your new tmp directory has owner
and group set to root and permissions to drwxrwxrwt and you're


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