In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jeremy <email@example.com> wrote:
> I saw that you can give setuid rights to a file without execution right.
> What's the point of this ?
What OS are we talking about? The way you talk about this leads me to
believe you may not come from a UNIX background. On MacOS X, the chmod
man page says
(the set-user-ID-on-execution bit) Executable files with
this bit set will run with effective uid set to the uid of
the file owner. Directories with the set-user-id bit set
will force all files and sub-directories created in them to
be owned by the directory owner and not by the uid of the
creating process, if the underlying file system supports
this feature: see chmod(2) and the suiddir option to
What does the man page say on your system?
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