/bin/ls vs .dotted files

sad at bestmx.ru sad at bestmx.ru
Thu Sep 13 07:15:55 PDT 2012


it was just discovered that /bin/ls (without arguments)
if called by root-user
lists ".dotted" files
(while expected to hide ".dotted" files unless -A specified)

even more surprising is
man ls
that clearly says: "-A is always set for superuser"
(which is absolutely peculiar!)


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