Re: Directory permissions.
On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, David Wright wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Apr 1997, Rick Jones wrote:
> > [ description of problem ]
> > I did this to avoid a full install when I repartitioned since I have no
> > backup system and have installed from ftp. Somebody out there must have a
> > good way to reset my ownerships.
> Well, the /easiest/ way might just be to copy the files in one of the
> correct manners, overwriting both them and their ownerships. For example,
> tar to stdout and pipe it to stdin of another tar with --save-permissions
> and --save-owners (done as root).
Using the correct tools is important. David gives you one such tool - I
personally type the following command in the directory I wish to copy:
"find . -print | cpio -p /target". This is of course a simplification;
find and cpio have a lot of powerful options, and people will argue the
merits of tar vs. cpio all day. It works for me. At any rate, mc is not
up to the task.
> > About a year ago I remember running across a doc that described the file
> > system structure standards. I don't remember if it gave ownerships but
> > it's worth a shot if someone knows what it's called and where I can find
> > it.
> No, it's far too short to cover ownerships, only locations. The 1.2 FSS
> doesn't give it's own location(!), but only that of its FAQ which is
I concur. You're in for an install <grin> - I can smile cos I've bombed
my machines a few times.
> P.S. I don't see multiple copies of your postings here.
Nor do I.
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