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Re: Man page owner



In message <20051120210203.GA26378@tennyson.dodds.net> Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:
> On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 08:40:17PM +0000, Rich Walker wrote:
> 
> > This is probably a question with an obvious answer, but I couldn't find
> > the answer.
> 
> > Why are man pages installed with owner and group  "root" rather than
> > owner and group "man"?
> 
> Why would "man" need write access to the man pages?

Tradionally, formatted manual pages are cached, I believe, and the man group owns the cached files. root should own the nroff files and man the cache (ascii) files.

cheers
stuart



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