Re: chmod behaviour

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On 03Nov2011 10:22, RuceLee <bors_ruslan@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
| Recently I was playing with directory permissions on a ext4 filesystem and I have stumbled
| at a situation when setting up setting up directory SGID behaves not as expected, at least for me.
| For example:
| chmod g+s my_directory works the same as chmod 2755 my_directory
| On the other hand:
| chmod g-s my_directory doesn't work the same as chmod 0755 my_directory
| the latest doing absolutely nothing  to remove the intended SGID bit.
| The latest package I have is coreutils-8.4-13.el6.x86_64

You should probably post a transcript with:

  ls -ld my_directory

before and after each chmod command just so people can see exactly what
the permission state is.

Cameron Simpson <cs@xxxxxxxxxx> DoD#743

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