Interview Question

Linus Systems Administrative Interview San Antonio, TX

Explain what the 'sticky bit' is, and what it does

Answer

Interview Answer

1 Answer

0

The sticky bit is only of use on directories. If set, only the owner of the directory or the owner of any file in the sticky-bitted directory can delete (unlink) or rename the file. The sticky bit is not used on normal files, although you can set it.

Kirk on Aug 10, 2012

Add Answers or Comments

To comment on this Question, Sign In with Facebook or Sign Up