Subject: Re: bin/11047: newgrp is missing
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 04/27/2002 02:20:01
>>in sysv, files and directories are created according the primary group
>>of the creator. in bsd, they are created according to the group of
>>the directory in which they are created. sysv can usually emulate bsd
>>group behavior by means to setting the sgid bit on a directory.
>>in both systems, users can be in multiple groups and once and can
>>chgrp files and directories (that they own) between them at their
>Assuming a file that is 750 or 640. If you are in the correct group on
>BSD, but not the owner, you can execute or read the file. If you are
>on SYSV, you must newgrp to reset your effective GID in order to access
based on that argument, bsd could have a small shell script that just
exec'ed $SHELL for the user to accomplish the same thing. no? :)
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