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Re: Chown problem

Am Donnerstag, 9. März 2006 10:34 schrieb Tobias Krais:
> Hi Hans,
Hi Tobias,

> >>check whether the user and the group exists and try "chown -R jkr:jkr *"
> >
> > Shouldn't it be "chown -R jkr:jkr /" ?
> this will chown the whole system...

Yes, but I thought, that was the thing, he wanted to do. :)

> > I think, there must be a trailing slash,
> > just like "chown -R jkr:jkr /home/jkr/"
> ... for my experiences a chown without a trailing slash changes the
> permissions in the working directory (if -R is specified, the
> subdirectories too).

Hmm, if you have no trailing slash, it changes the permissions of the 
directory, till the first trailing slash. In my example:

  "chown -R jkr:jkr /home/jkr"

This would chang the owner of th edirectory "jkr", too, instead only the 
files, which are below the directory /home/jkr/. And yes, you are right: the 
switch -R does thi srecursive to all files and directories in the named 

Hope, this will help.

Best regards


> Greetings, Tobias

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