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Re: permissions in /sbin

On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 07:51:55AM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> andy writes:
> > OK - but according to RUTE sbin = "Superuser binary executables.
> The "s" is for "system", not for "superuser".
> > These are programs for system administration only. Only the root will
> > have these executables in their path" ("Rute User's Tutorial &
> > Exposition", Paul Sheer, 2002; p137).
> Any user can add /sbin to her path.

On some Unix's, the "s" stands for "staticlly-linked" as in they don't
rely on /lib so you can fix a system if the linker isn't working.  This
doesn't apply to debian.


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