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revised fail2ban permission denied on script
made log output simpler (and correct), put `id` elsewhere
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asked fail2ban permission denied on script
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comment Is there a reason why 'owner' permissions exist? Aren't group permissions enough?
That might be. What I tried to emphasize is that currently each file record holds two IDs (group, owner) and a bitmask. Wouldn't it be more effective (again, the cost/gain argument) to just hold four IDs? (execute group, read group, write group, owner)
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Jul
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comment How to cache or otherwise speed up `du` summaries?
Bruce - you could ask the same question about find. But then there's locate.
Jul
19
answered How to cache or otherwise speed up `du` summaries?
Apr
6
revised How to make tar globbing work with the 'change directory' option
previous command didn't work right
Apr
6
answered How to make tar globbing work with the 'change directory' option
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comment How to make tar globbing work with the 'change directory' option
Indeed, if results.a.log exists in the directory from which the script is run, it works. But I don't understand why this happens, since -C stands for change directory, so the current directory should be the one with results.a.log. I can't accept your answer because you don't offer a solution.
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asked How to make tar globbing work with the 'change directory' option
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comment Is there a reason why 'owner' permissions exist? Aren't group permissions enough?
Excellent answer, and I enjoyed learning about older 'man's. However, I have some reservations about what you said. A simpler system, which can actually do almost (if not exactly) as much as ACLs, is let each of the 'rwx' permissions carry a group (rather than the other way around). That is, you'll have a read group, a write group and an execute group. If really needed for OS purposes, you can attach an owner to the file. That way you can also specify a special 'owner' group and an 'everyone' group. Other than hierarchy, I think this covers everything, including simplicity and orthogonality.
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accepted Is there a reason why 'owner' permissions exist? Aren't group permissions enough?
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Nov
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revised Is there a reason why 'owner' permissions exist? Aren't group permissions enough?
corrected "but a group/owner scheme scheme will not suffice" to "...group/other...".
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asked Is there a reason why 'owner' permissions exist? Aren't group permissions enough?