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Re: /usr/local

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Bryan Scaringe wrote:

> mine are:
> drwxrwsr-x   8 root     staff    1024 May 15 18:38 local/
> What gives??  Why is this directory setgid?

setgid on a directory makes all the files created in that directory
group-owned by the group of the directory.  This allows members of group
'staff' to (more or less) maintain stuff in that directory.  If you're
like most home users and don't have to worry about that sort of delegation
of responsibility, it basically doesn't matter.

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