/bin/ls vs .dotted files

Tobias Weingartner weingart at tepid.org
Fri Sep 14 19:53:00 PDT 2012

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On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 7:15 AM, sad at bestmx.ru <sad at bestmx.ru> wrote:
> hi,
> 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!)
> WHY????????????????????????

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