Subject: Re: Permissions oddity under 1.4_ALPHA
To: Mason Loring Bliss <>
From: Aidan Cully <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/03/1999 13:07:53
On Mon, May 03, 1999 at 12:54:44PM -0400, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> Can someone explain the following? If not, I'll send a PR. Oddities abound.
> satserv1-1 /usr/pkg/share/httpd/htdocs$ ls -l | grep programs
> drwx---r-x  3 web  web  1536 May  3 10:50 programs
> satserv1-1 /usr/pkg/share/httpd/htdocs$ cd programs
> /bin/ksh: cd: /usr/pkg/share/httpd/htdocs/programs - Permission denied
> satserv1-1 /usr/pkg/share/httpd/htdocs$ whoami
> mason
> With mode 0755, I can cd into there. With mode 0705, I cannot.

You're in group 'web', aren't you?  If you're in the file's group, the
'other' permission bits are ignored.

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