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SubjectRe: write permissions and root.
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Adam wrote:

> Hmm can someone remind me what (if) is the reason root is not bound by
> write permissions?

Because linux is not a trusted operating system. On linux,
root = uid 0 = superuser.

> [root@pepsi /tmp]# su adam
> [adam@pepsi /tmp]$ touch blah
> [adam@pepsi /tmp]$ chmod -w blah
> [adam@pepsi /tmp]$ echo hi > blah
> bash2: blah: Permission denied
> [adam@pepsi /tmp]$ exit
> exit
> [root@pepsi /tmp]# echo hi > blah
> [root@pepsi /tmp]# ls -l blah
> -r--r--r-- 1 adam adam 3 Sep 8 21:11 blah
> if this matters it is 2.4.0-test7

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that all non-TOS
unices have behaved this way since the 70s.

Andrew McNabb

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