On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 10:17:48AM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > hm. maybe. but version 6 refers to it as the sticky bit. my v5 image
> > lacks man pages.
> go on Kevin give in for once :-)...
no! must drive paul insane!
> so it is the Saved text bit.. we just call it the sticky bit ...
this is my theory: it started out life at the saved text bit. no real
meaning for directories. then, as security started to be considered
for unix systems, this secondary meaning for directories came about.
so the phrase "sticky bit" came about to combine the newly overloaded
kevin at suberic.net simple four line sigs -
fork()'ed on 37058400 bandwidth friendly; nice to do.
meatspace place: home some admins clueless.
http://suberic.net/~kevin --netiquette haiku 2001
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!