Subject: Re: chmod(1) and '+X'
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/17/2004 23:12:23
Jan Schaumann <> writes:
> "Perry E. Metzger" <> wrote:
>> Certainly adding the bit is wrong in the - case.
>> However, what it *should* do is also unclear. What do other chmod's
>> do? the -X thing seems ambiguous with respect to files at least.
> IRIX' chmod and GNU chmod remove the 'x' bit.

If Solaris' does the same, I'd say we have consensus.