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Bug 92379 - Changing file ownership instructions incorrect
Changing file ownership instructions incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-rg (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Johnray Fuller
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Blocks: 89261
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Reported: 2003-06-05 12:59 EDT by Johnray Fuller
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-23 14:18:13 EDT
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Description Johnray Fuller 2003-06-05 12:59:10 EDT

> The user and the group to which a file belongs, as well as the access
> permissions on the file, can be changed by the root user or, in most
> cases, by the creator of the file.
This is true for permissions, but not for user/group.  Only root can change the
owner of a file.  A non-root user can change the group for a file if (a) he is
the owner of the file and (b) he is a member of the new group.
Comment 1 Johnray Fuller 2003-09-23 14:18:13 EDT
Fixed in Taroon.



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