Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 1817
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 1818
around Why? You are already teaching us stuff. Except it's use count can go to zero independently of the...
A few points I'm not sure anyone else addressed (all "as far as I know", since in this group I hesitate to try to speak with authority):
A directory is exactly as self-contained as any other file (in fact, in one view, it *is* a file, of a specific type); like them, it consists of an inode that contains, among other things, ownership and permissions info, plus whatever is needed to find the blocks on disk that make up the file.
In order to get at a file (for reading or writing), you have to have permission to access all the directories in the path to it, and you have to have permission to access the file itself. Experiment suggests that there's no way to evade this by making links, either hard or symbolic. The only thing that's a little strange is that permission to delete a file depends on having write access to the directory in which it appears, which might or might not correspond to having write access to the file.
Why Was: US Military Dead during Iraq War 1819
Yipes. Yes, I noticed your other posts about trying to get AOL installed on a different computer. Such fun. Administering one's own machine is something I also (?) am only lately getting much experience with...
So I think the overall scheme might be a little more secure than you think,BAH, though it does have its quirks and limitations, among them the inability to keep the superuser (root) out of users' files. That sounds like it would be nice to have.
-- B. L. Mbuttingill ObDisclaimer: I don't speak for my employers; they return the favor.
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