Re: what is the sticky bit?
File: fileutils.info, Node: Mode Structure, Next: Symbolic Modes, Up: File p\
Structure of File Permissions
A file's permissions have three special components, which affect only
executable files (programs) and, on some systems, directories:
1. set the process's effective user ID to that of the file upon
execution (called the "setuid bit"). No effect on directories.
2. set the process's effective group ID to that of the file upon
execution (called the "setgid bit"). For directories on some
systems, put files created in the directory into the same group as
the directory, no matter what group the user who creates them is
3. save the program's text image on the swap device so it will load
more quickly when run (called the "sticky bit"). For directories
on some systems, prevent users from removing files that they do
not own in the directory; this is called making the directory
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