lfs-hints: root-privileges

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Oct 18 09:27:48 PDT 2000

On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> I was reading the lfs-hints and I came across the root-priveleges hint. I
> am not sure if this is what was intended by the hint, but it sounds as if
> any user can set this attr to a file and thereby prevent root from being
> able to change/delete, etc.
> That is not *quite* true. The superuser has to be the one to set and remove
> the bit from a file. Once superuser sets this bit, then yes it is basically
> unchangeable unless the bit is removed.
> If this has been discussed, then please pardon me. And I am not trying to
> be nitpicky or anything. I just wanted to point that out. Perhaps the
> wording should be changed so that future newbies do not misunderstand? Just
> curious.

I'll try and get in touch with Simon Perreault who's the LFS-Hints maintainer 
and have him fix it.

Gerard Beekmans

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