[lug] File permissions & groups

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Tue Mar 12 08:53:46 MST 2002

I'm fairly certain I could run cdrecord and mkisofs as a regular user a
few weeks ago, so I'm guessing an update has changed some permissions.

~>ls -l /usr/bin/mkisofs 
-rws--x---    1 root     cdwrite    353084 Aug  8  2001
~>ls -l /usr/bin/cdrecord
-rws--x---    1 root     cdwrite    177852 Aug  8  2001

I've just read a doc on file permissions and if I understand it
correctly, having the SUID bit set should allow a regular user to run
these programs.  I've also tried adding myself, the regular user, to the
cdwrite group, but I still can't run these commands.  What am I missing?

Gary -- RHL 7.2 with all up2date's

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