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Re: Safe change of uid

On Mon,11.May.09, 22:27:57, Elmer E. Dow wrote:

>> I usually (rightly or wrongly) vim /etc/passwd, then find / -uid 500 -exec
>> chmod 1000 "{}" \; and maybe the same if I have to change the gid.
> Let me see if I understand this correctly. Here's what it appears to me  
> that I should do.
> First I"ll use vipw to edit  /etc/passwd  and vipw -s to edit the   
> shadowfile to change the uid.
> Then edit with vigr and vigr -s  /etc/group and the shadow file  to  
> change the gid.
> Now to change files out in the system:
> find / -uid 500  -exec chmod 1000 "{}" \
> Find files with a uid of 500 and execute the command chmod to  change  
> the uid to 1001 (I'm 1000, so my daughter  will be 1001).
> And finally to change the files with a gid of 500 to 1001:
> find / -gid 500  -exec chmod 1001 "{}" \

Sorry, but the 'chmod' is definitely wrong. You probably want 'chown' 
(and do read the manpage first).

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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