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Old 12-24-2013
Linux File permission

Only kernel can write to a directory file. Then what does write permission for a directory imply?
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Old 12-24-2013
Adding/deleting files in the directory! (That modifies the directory.)
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Old 12-25-2013
The kernel writes on behalf of the requesting user, and it respects that user's permissions.
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