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Re: [K12OSN] setuid root



On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 11:39:39AM -0400, jam McQuil com wrote:
> Aaron,

> the leading '0' does NOT indicate suid root.  

> In fact the leading '0' turns OFF suid.
> A leading '4' will turn on suid.

The leading '0' denotes 'octal', which is implicit in file modes anyway.
So suid can be either '4755' or '04755', but '0755' -> '755'.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer





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