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Old 08-22-2011
file permissions

There is the following file in my filesystem (VXFS) shown by "ls -l" command:
---s--l---   1 user  group           0 Mar 26 16:13 file.tmp

What does "l" bit mean in these permissions?

This is SunOS 5.10:
$ uname -a
SunOS hostname 5.10 Generic_144488-03 sun4u sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise

FS is mounted as (snippet from /etc/mnttab):
/dev/vx/dsk/gwdg/sharedsk   /shareddisk     vxfs    rw,suid,delaylog,largefiles,ioerror=mwdisable,mntlock=VCS,dev=52cc73a   1312618698

P.S. The file probably was created by sendfile() call from C code.
# 2  
Old 08-22-2011
l Mandatory locking occurs during access (on a regular file, the
set-group-ID bit is on and the group execution bit is off).
-- Man Page for ls (OpenSolaris Section 1) - The UNIX and Linux Forums

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# 3  
Old 08-23-2011
l Signifies that the said is a symbolic link.
Mandatory locking occurs during access (on a regular file, the set-group-ID bit is on and the group execution bit is off).
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