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Re: swish-e causing permissions to change?

From: Paul J. Lucas <pjl(at)not-real.ptolemy.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Sat Oct 17 1998 - 00:24:25 GMT
On Fri, 16 Oct 1998, William Malin wrote:

> Upon looking into this, I found that all files in the SWISH-E directory were
> suddenly CHMOD'ed to root,

	I assume you mean chown'ed to root.

> which/who I am not.

	Many OSs nowadays forbid regular users from chown'ing files
	since it can be a security hole.  If your OS is such an OS,
	then there's no way you (via any process you run) can perform a
	chown.  (Hence, something unrelated to SWISH-E must be going
	on.)

	- Paul
Received on Fri Oct 16 17:34:35 1998