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ls -al / shows a folder:

drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 4096 Feb 26 09:00 tmp

What does the last character t mean in drwxrwxrwt?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Hampton, quanta, ℝaphink, Tom O'Connor, mailq Feb 26 '13 at 22:09

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This is the sticky bit, see this page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sticky_bit

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