[TUHS] Set-uid shell scripts

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Aug 8 07:40:52 AEST 2019

On Wed, 7 Aug 2019, Chet Ramey wrote:

>> Amusingly enough, the Mac works around this by symlinking /tmp to 
>> private/tmp i.e. you get your own /tmp...
> /private/tmp is still word-writable with the sticky bit set. What you do 
> get is a private $TMPDIR, e.g.,
> /var/folders/41/pgctqv8s3_301dzlcghzcbs800008y/T/

Aha!  You have just unwittingly solved a mystery for me :-)  I was 
wondering where those files were coming from...

I'm not really a Mac freak; apart from the occasional port, I just use it 
to SSH into my FreeBSD server, with multiple Terminals all over the 


-- Dave

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