[SATLUG] /tmp setting

Andrew Pickens wg5o at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 15 20:18:55 CDT 2009

Geoff wrote:
> Brad Knowles wrote:
>> Geoff wrote:
>>> I've never used the -d option in ls much.  I can see where it's pretty
>>> handy.  I'll be using it from now on.
>> Note that the -d option is to list the ownership and permissions of
>> the directory itself, as opposed to the contents of the directory.
>> If that's not what you intended, then you should go do some testing to
>> make sure you know how it operates -- it won't do anything for you if
>> it's not used on a directory.
> zactly.  there's a huge difference in /tmp/ and /tmp

Problem fixed with: $ sudo chmod 1777 /tmp

Thank you all.  Now I'll try to understand what I did.

Andy Pickens

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