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  1. Purpose of the sticky bit for files?

    What is the purpose of the sticky bit for files in Unix-like OS's?

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    Angel Tsankov wrote:
    > What is the purpose of the sticky bit for files in Unix-like OS's?


    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/hp/hpux-faq/section-70.html

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    Giovanni
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  3. Re: Purpose of the sticky bit for files?

    >> What is the purpose of the sticky bit for files in Unix-like OS's?
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    > http://www.faqs.org/faqs/hp/hpux-faq/section-70.html


    Thanks a lot!

  4. Re: Purpose of the sticky bit for files?

    "Angel Tsankov" addressed the congregation
    thusly:

    > What is the purpose of the sticky bit for files in Unix-like OS's?


    Originally, the sticky bit meant that the program code stayed in memory
    after an initial run, caching the routines for fast reuse. This was in the
    days of slow disks so it sped up some operations.

    The STVX bit now occupies this bit and is applied to the /tmp dir, meaning
    only the owner of that object can delete it. Some still refer to STVX as
    the "sticky bit".

    Some even (very wrongly) call the SUID bit the "sticky bit".

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