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accepted Why do Linux/POSIX have lchown but no lchmod?
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comment Why do Linux/POSIX have lchown but no lchmod?
I am not sure whether this is the original motivation, but it does give a reason why the design is useful. Thanks!
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comment Why do Linux/POSIX have lchown but no lchmod?
@ott: On Linux, a symlink's permissions are always the ones you gave precisely because Linux does not support lchmod. But other Unix-like OS do support it (e.g. Mac OS X), so the question is why Linux doesn't when it does support lchown.
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comment communication between multiple processes
+1: Wonderful walkthrough, thanks!
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