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Running chmod g+s on a directory removes the SGID bit when the user is not part of the group

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.3P15 till P18
  • ONTAP 9.4P8
  • ONTAP 9.5P8 till P11 
  • ONTAP 9.6
  • ONTAP 9.7


  • When SGID bit is set on a directory and a user whose effective group ID (gid) or one of the supplementary group IDs does not match with the group ID of the directory, then running chmod g+s will remove the SGID bit set on the directory. 
  • The user will be unable to set the SGID bit again back on the directory


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