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rxvt-unicode with suid


New Member

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I noticed that urxvt and urxvtcd files installing with suid permissions. I removed this permission and rxvt works without it fine. It is necessary for work properly?


Aspiring Daemon

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Well. It (they) will function. But it's not safe. That's why they, and X for that matter, are setuid. In short; it's dangerous to run them w/o being setuid(1). Aside from the man(1) page I've linked. See also: wikipedia: Setuid for reasons you should not change the settings (permissions) they were given at install. :)