[BL] BL as user instead of root
ariadne at earthlink.com.au
Sat Aug 28 19:01:43 EDT 2004
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 02:50:04 +0000
sindi keesan <keesan at sdf.lonestar.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 09:43:08AM +1000, Ron Clarke wrote:
> > Hi Sindi,
> > > I did some web searching. To make programs work that say that do not have
> > > I/O permission and involve svgalib (seejpeg, zgv, bmv, links2 graphical)
> > > cd to where they are (or add the path name) and type:
> > >
> > > chmod u+s seejpeg
> > > (or substitute for seejpeg the other non-working programs)
> > That sets user ID on execution.
> > And it works !
> What does it mean to set user ID on execution?
That is the function in mc equivalent to chmod u+s [filename]
> Is running links2 this way any more secure than running it as root?
I suspect it doesn't change anything else, but lets hear from the gurus.
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