Subject: re: sticky bit dir semantics and giving away unlink perms
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: David Seifert <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/08/1996 08:51:55
> This is primarily useful in very open environments where everyone has a
> umask of 002 and belongs to one group; misbehaving or aborting programs
> may leave a temp file in /tmp with a common name, and you are forced to
> hunt down the owner or the superuser before you can run your program,
> which is a pain.

The solution for this particular problem is for programs to insure that
their tmp files have unique names.