Diff between "S" & "s" in "ls -l" output?

Diff between "S" & "s" in "ls -l" output?

Post by Terry Husi » Tue, 19 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Anybody know? The "ls" and "chmod" man pages say nothing.

No mail, thanks.


Diff between "S" & "s" in "ls -l" output?

Post by L J Bay » Wed, 20 Jan 1999 04:00:00

>Anybody know? The "ls" and "chmod" man pages say nothing.

"s" means setuid or setgid bit is set. Capital S means the
set-id bit is set, but the corresponding execute bit is not set (a
weird combination for files).
For example,
octal mode 2755 is setgid, and shows as "rwxr-sr-x".
octal mode 2644 is setgid but no execute, shows "rw-r-Sr--"


1. "S" Loves Linux,, come on "S", you know it

Oh great.  As if "S" didn't already pollute this group enough without
provocation, now you're baiting him?  Give us a break, puhleez.

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