Re: Mode of emacs executable
Martin Steed writes:
> > Another quick question. Why is the mode of the emacs executable 1755,
> > i.e., rwxr-xr-t, in debian 0.90? Should I, or should I not change it
> > to mode 755? I am worried about possible security problems, if any.
> Thats the sticky bit. Not really a security problem. Now, if it was the
> setuid or setgid bit....
> The sticky bit is to do with the program remaining 'in memory' when it
> has finished executing so it will (theoretically) start quicker next
> time around.
But doesn't Linux already do that, with the demand loading and
sharable code pages? From what you say, the `sticky bit' appears to
be unnecessary. Am I right?
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