[CentOS] directory permissions set to 600?

Thu Jul 22 01:45:23 UTC 2010
Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com>

On 07/21/2010 08:30 AM, Ski Dawg wrote:
> OK, my question from all of this is what is the difference between
> 0600 and 0700 for a directory that is owned by root?

For a directory, there's effectively no difference because the Linux 
kernel does lax security checking for the root user.  Root will be 
allowed to read and write files, and access directory contents 
regardless of the permissions indicated on the filesystem.