12

Why change the owner of a symbolic link in linux?

view full story
linux-howto

http://unix.stackexchange.com – In linux it's possible to change the owner or the group owner of a symbolic link (symlink). I was wondering why someone would want to do that, since permissions of a symlink are not used when accessing a file through it. I can only imagine one use case where it could be useful: to allow a user to delete a symlink in a directory with sticky bit. Do you know other cases where it might be useful to change the owner or group owner of a symlink ? (HowTos)