Superb! Thanks for explaining that guys!
On Wednesday 02 December 2009 12:47:30 Thomas Pedoussaut wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 12:44 +0000, Declan McGrath wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > Quick q which will show up an embarrassing gap in my knowledge
> > of file permissions. Let's say I do the following in my home directory
> > mkdir a
> > mkdir a/b
> > sudo touch a/b/me.txt
> > rm a/b/me.txt # <--- Note: I'm not using sudo here!
> > Why is that I am able to delete me.txt a file that is owned by root
> > (group is also root) with the permissions rw-r--r-- even though
> > I'm just a regular non-root user?
>> Because you own the directory a/b/ and it's the rights to that directory
> that control what can be done with the presence of this file. (a
> directory is just a file containing the list of contained files)
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