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    root to set setuid bit


    Do I need to be root to set the setuid bit on an executable that I am the owner of?

    Thanks, Allasso

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    The answer is no, I can set the suid bit on files I am the owner. When I posted, I was having some other issues that made it appear that I couldn't, and so I asked. I didn't know until now that simply running ls -l will show an "s" in the execute column if it is set. But I see it is getting set, even for shell scripts, at least on the server I am using.

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