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SubjectRe: ext2 attribute immutable
   From: "Ulrich Windl" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 08:44:36 +0100

I've discovered yesterday taht setting an inode (you might call that
file) immutable prevents me from moving it. Usually UN*X attributes
affect the inode only. Is that intentional?

This is intentional. Otherwise, even if someone made /etc/passwd
immutable, you could bypass the security by moving /etc/passwd out of
the way and creating a new, modified file.

- Ted

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