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SubjectRe: EXT2 Filesystem permissions (bug)?
"H. Peter Anvin" wrote:

:: It's neither a bug nor undocumented.

Kenneth Johansson wrote:

: Interesting but I wonder how much this helps someone that not already know
: what it is. Should not the ls manual also contain something that explains

In fact the best info is on the stat page:

The set GID bit (S_ISGID) has several special uses: For a
directory it indicates that BSD semantics is to be used
for that directory: files created there inherit their
group ID from the directory, not from the effective gid of
the creating process, and directories created there will
also get the S_ISGID bit set. For a file that does not
have the group execution bit (S_IXGRP) set, it indicates
mandatory file/record locking.

The `sticky' bit (S_ISVTX) on a directory means that a
file in that directory can be renamed or deleted only by
the owner of the file, by the owner of the directory, and
by root.
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