[lug] File permissions & groups
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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