[ILUG] Caching programs
kevin at suberic.net
Thu Sep 6 14:06:17 IST 2001
On Thu, Sep 06, 2001 at 10:17:48AM +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > hm. maybe. but version 6 refers to it as the sticky bit. my v5 image
> > lacks man pages.
> go on Kevin give in for once :-)...
no! must drive paul insane!
> so it is the Saved text bit.. we just call it the sticky bit ...
this is my theory: it started out life at the saved text bit. no real
meaning for directories. then, as security started to be considered
for unix systems, this secondary meaning for directories came about.
so the phrase "sticky bit" came about to combine the newly overloaded
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