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Re: exploring debian's users and groups

On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 02:48:35PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> The package would like the configuration file to be readable by a
> program that is running as user news without being world readable since
> it may contain passwords in plain text.  The group news could probably
> go, though.

Why do it that way around instead of ownership root.news, mode 0640?
That way a program running as group news would be able to read it,
but modifications would remain restricted to root.

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