From: Paul Jakma (paul at domain clubi.ie)
Date: Thu 06 Sep 2001 - 02:00:32 IST
On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, kevin lyda wrote:
> uh, no. it's the sticky bit. to really be pedantic (and
> correct) see the following list. if you consider that 01000
> makes code segments sticky in binaries and files sticky in
> directories, the name makes more sense.
uhmmm.. no. amazingly enough, i actually looked it up before posting,
for once - unusual for me. It is "saved-text" (APUE, p.86). The flag
for it is S_ISVTX ie SaVed-TeXt, even though the linux man page gives
"sticky bit" as the description.
> btw, endeavoring to make this useful, www.freebsd.org has a link to man
> pages for pretty much any unix system in common use or of historical
ie "saved-text" had already fallen out of use in favour of "sticky"
by version 7.
shame the FreeBSD man page web utility doesn't go earlier than
version 7, and searching for "version six unix man chmod" (or
similar) on google returns a lot of noise.
-- Paul Jakma paul at domain clubi.ie paul at domain jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A Fortune: The number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected. -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June 1972
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