[TUHS] History of chown semantics

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Jan 10 10:59:04 AEST 2014

Clem Cole scripsit:

> I just don't see how having the ability to give away a file to some
> one else made it easier for anyone - system programmer or admin.

All restrictions make things easier for admins: that alone is not a
justification for them.

John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>             http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
The peculiar excellence of comedy is its excellent fooling, and Aristophanes's
claim to immortality is based upon one title only: he was a master maker
of comedy, he could fool excellently.  Here Gilbert stands side by side
with him.  He, too, could write the most admirable nonsense.  There has
never been better fooling than his, and a comparison with him carries
nothing derogatory to the great Athenian. --Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way

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