uid & UnixLib

Peter Naulls peter at chocky.org
Fri Dec 19 14:35:46 PST 2003

In message <f05f75634c.Jo at hobbes.bass-software.com>
          John Tytgat <John.Tytgat at aaug.net> wrote:

> Does anybody know why the latter only happens when the Unix$uid value is
> non-zero ? I.e. why not allow UnixLib compiled program to be run as "root"
> if the user really wants that ? On RISC OS this does not make any
> difference at all.

That does seem wrong, yes.  But certainly, it should not run as "root"
by default, since some programs complain.

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