Re: Sticky bit set on linux password file

From: Tim Gorman <>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 14:05:50 -0600
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It could just be a clumsy way of signaling to some outside program that the database has been mounted by an instance. I used to write scripts that looked for the "sgadef_$ORACLE_SID.dbf" file in the "$ORACLE_HOME/dbs" directory, for example...

...just an idea?...

Gotta remember that the Oracle RDBMS is the product of combined effort by a huge range of people, some of whom are likely to be ... ahem ... a little idiosyncratic... perhaps? Some of you who were Oracle employees back in the early- to mid-1990s might remember the hard-copy employee phone book for Oracle, which had an entry for "Lastnm=Clinton, Firstnm=Bill, email=DONT_INHALE"? Now, that's special...


> so the upper S means that file is NOT set executable even though the
> setuid bit is turned on, dang and I thought I've been doing this a long
> time but must have missed that one somewhere along the way. I can't for
> the life of me figure out the purpose.
> Joe

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