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Re: permissions question
  • From: Hubert Mantel <mantel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 11:18:28 +0200
  • Message-id: <20000623111828.D14583@xxxxxxx>

On Mon, Jun 19, Keith Warno wrote:

Yes. This is the trick. And it's an old one.

For example, paranoid sysadmins that don't like .rhosts will (as root)
create a .rhosts _directory_ in a user's $HOME, throw an empty file in there
(eg, touch ~user/.rhosts/noremove), then chmod 0 it.

What is this good for?

The user just types "mv .rhosts .trash"

/* Keith Warno
** Developer & Sys Admin
Hubert Mantel Goodbye, dots... /\\

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