On Friday 23 April 2004 13:02, Alden Louis-Pierre wrote: > I'm looking through the Handbook to learn how to secure my FreeBSD > 4.9 system. While reading 10.2( > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security-intro.ht >ml ) it makes reference to the chflags command. > Is there a difference between "chflags -R schg /sbin *" and "chflags > schg /sbin *"? >
The asterisk '*' in these commands looks rather unlikely. As it stands the first on these: chflags -R schg /sbin * will set schg flags for the directory /sbin and for the whole tree down from there, AND, with the asterisk, all files in your current directory and the whole tree down from there. The second version chflags schg /sbin * will set schg on the directory /sbin, AND on all files in your current directory but it does not recurse through any trees. Perhaps you intended to compare: chflags -R schg /sbin with chflags schg /sbin/* The first of these will set the schg flag on all files and directories in the whole tree rooted at /sbin (including the directory /sbin. The second will affect only the items listed in the /sbin directory not including /sbin itself or any files or directories further down the tree. Malcolm _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"