Re: /tmp permissions
On Sun, Sep 13, 1998 at 02:26:20PM +0100, Nuno Carvalho wrote:
> I'de some questions about /tmp directory:
> My /tmp directory permissions are:
> rwxrwxrwt 2 root root 1024 Sep 13 14:17 tmp
> ... meanwhile chmod manual says that "t" permission is to: save program
> text on swap device !
> What this means !? /tmp directory isn't on any swap device !
My understand is that t means that a user can't delete the file of another user
even if they have write permissions to do it.
> It's a "good policy" for /tmp directory to have 777 permissions !?
> With such permissions any user could write on that directory until even
> there's no more space on device, rigth !?
That's what /tmp directories are for.
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