Why is ~/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg readable by all?
Wed Feb 7 01:58:00 2001
"Steven E. Harris" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Dan Harkless <email@example.com> writes:
> > the default permissions on ~/.gnupg are rwx------, are they not?
> On my Debian 2.2 system, ~/.gnupg looks like
> | drwx--S---
> I don't understand the "S." The info node on "ls" says:
> > If the setuid or setgid bit is set but the corresponding executable
> > bit is not set.
> What does having this bit set achieve?
If I'm not mistaken, that means the group of files created in that directory
will be set to the group of the directory itself, assuming you are a member
of that group (the bit is only meaningful if you are a member of multiple
groups). Not sure why your ~/.gnupg got set up that way, though.
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