Public Directories

Ivan Krstic krstic at
Thu Jun 15 10:14:49 BST 2006

Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> So why can't people that want it create it?
> $ sudo mkdir /usr/share/public
> $ sudo chmod 1777 /usr/share/public

This is exactly the wrong way to do it, as it allows anyone to delete or
rename anything within the directory, including things they didn't put
there. This may be desired in certain situations, but not in the general

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