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Re: /tmp permissions

Nuno Carvalho <nemanuel@student.dei.uc.pt> writes:

>  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 !?

Yup, though if he's not the root user, he won't be able to use up
the root-reserved part of the disk (about 6%).  But yes, /tmp
(where ever it happens to live) is designed to be a scratch area
for all users.

Phil Humpherys <phumpherys@utah-inter.net>   DriverSoft
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