What's the proper permission for fdformat?

What's the proper permission for fdformat?

Post by Sunando S » Thu, 08 Jul 1993 03:37:30


How can I set up the fdformat program so that I can use it without logging
in as root?  I made all the /dev/fd files owned by root/floppy with
permissions 664, and the fdformat program owned by root/floppy with
permission 2755.  Then I made myself a member of the group `floppy'.  But I
still get the dreaded `permission denied' message!  The only way I can use
fdformat as a mere mortal is by setting fdformat setuid'd root.  But what is
wrong with my procedure?  Thank you for listening to my problems.


Sunando Sen


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I am having the messages sent to a variety of non default files so
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