Turning off execute permission

Paul McFerrin pmcferrin@columbus.rr.com
Sat Mar 7 07:50:00 GMT 2009

I've been reading:
on the execute permissions.  Did I read that it was impossible to deny 
execute permissions??  In my tests, the follow is always "true" if a 
file has no execute permissions: (mode 666 or 000)
  [ -x apachectl ]
  test -x apachectl
for all of the shells

Did I uncover a bug somewhere  or is this a "feature"??  I guess my 
alternative would to use the "read" permission bit and just rename the 
file to effective disable it.  If there is no real execute bit because 
of Windows ACLs, then that statement should be explicitly stated if its 
in order.  If that is the reason you'll trying to say in section titled 
" The POSIX permission mapping leak", can/should it be a little more 

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