Bug 14667 - chown does not work unless you are root
chown does not work unless you are root
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-07-26 11:43 EDT by Adam Hogin
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-26 15:31:58 EDT
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Description Adam Hogin 2000-07-26 11:43:23 EDT
chown does not work when yo own a file and want to give it to another user
Called the support line and he duplicated it and told me to report it here.

I need a resolution ASAP.


Adam Hogin
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-26 15:14:41 EDT
Being able to give a file to another user is a potential security
risk because it can be used to circumvent disk quotas.
Comment 2 Adam Hogin 2000-07-26 15:29:54 EDT
So what is the fix... 
How do I change ownership..?

Adam Hogin
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-26 20:54:01 EDT
You need to do it as root. There is no workaround.

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