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Re: /tmp permissions



On Mon, Sep 14, 1998 at 04:57:08PM -0600, Phil Humpherys wrote:
> 
> 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.

IIRC, /tmp is 1777, note the sticky bit.

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