chown link

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chown link

Postby denise » 2004-04-10 16:18

I want to do this:
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 chown denise:users <link>

But when I do this I get no error message, but nothing changed.
Is this normal?
how can I change the user and group then ?

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Postby lacek » 2004-04-13 12:16

A symlink always inherits the permissions of the file (directory, etc) it points to. There is no way to change the ownership or the permissions of the file through the link. Such requests will silently fail, so you have to change the ownership of the "original" file.
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