Version 4 by Chris Ridd
on Nov 07, 2017 06:18.

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Current by Nahum Shalman
on Nov 07, 2017 14:01.

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Lofs-mounted single files *can*, in fact, be written to, but due to the way they're mounted, you can't "create" them, so normal opens and writes (like from the {{vi}} editor, running the "passwd" command, or from shell ">" redirection) won't work.

This command will overwrite the logs-mounted lofs mounted {{/etc/shadow}} file with a (presumably edited) {{/tmp/shadow}} file, using the {{socat}} binary , which lets you specify the arguments to the open syscall:
{code}socat -u OPEN:/tmp/shadow,rdonly OPEN:/etc/shadow,wronly,trunc
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