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Re: dot on end of permissions - something new?



Hello,

nodata wrote:
> # ls -lad /root
> drwxr-x---. 35 root root 4096 19. Apr 11:11 /root/
> 
> ???------^^^
> 
> What does this dot mean?

Just to summarize history: Upstream of coreutils marked all files with
SELinux context with '+' starting with 6.10 release. As SELinux enabled
is default in Fedora and ls is the easiest way how to recognize files
with ACL's, it was reported as rhbz #430779 in Jan 2008, so the '+' was
removed in Fedora for files with SELinux context only - as temporary
solution. Similar bugzilla was reported in Debian and coreutils upstream
changed the behaviour to show '.' for files with SELinux context only
for 7.0 release, as marking them is required by POSIX. 

Greetings,
         Ondrej Vasik

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