Re: chmod, chgrp and symlinks

From: Wulfgard (
Date: 02/03/03

From: "Wulfgard" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 00:46:22 +0100


there is a solution to disable symlinks
you can create a specific ext3 or ext2 device with the symlink option
disable and also other
things like disable execution of compiled or scripts

best regards

"luc wastiaux" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
> Consider the following shell script, run every night:
> #!/bin/sh
> dir="/usr/space/mp3"
> chown -R luc.mp3 $dir/luc/
> chown -R guy.mp3 $dir/guy/
> chown -R armelle.mp3 $dir/armelle/
> find $dir -name *.mp3 -exec chmod 640 {} \;
> find $dir -name *.pls -exec chmod 640 {} \;
> find $dir -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;
> chmod 660 ${dir}/*.mp3 > /dev/null 2>&1
> The purpose of this script is to make sure that every mp3 file is readable
> by everyone in the mp3 group, but not writeable by anyone else than the
> owner.
> The problem is that I (as user 'luc') can create a symlink in
> /usr/space/mp3/luc to whatever interesting file I would like to see the
> contents of, or modify, and have full access to the file as soon as the
> script is run.
> Is there a way of changing permissions in a secure fashion ? I couldn't
> see any "don't follow symlinks" option in man chmod.
> thanks.
> --
> luc wastiaux
> $> finger

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