[techtalk] Operator shell, sudo and others
surmonde at freeshell.org
Mon Oct 9 16:55:05 EST 2000
On Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Jeff Dike wrote:
> surmonde at freeshell.org said:
> > using group read and write is not an option.
> Why not? The obvious thing is to chgrp file foo to group foo_group
> and anyone who's allowed to modify foo is a member of foo_group.
the first reason is because of the software involved. it doesn't like it
the second reason is because of extensibility -- there's the possibility
that later certain people should only be allowed to touch certain files,
but others should be able to touch all of them -- and the number of groups
(and servers) involved would become large and unweildy
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