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Re: [ProgSoc] a question and update
On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 05:06:49PM +1100, Matt wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 11:50:50PM +1100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 05:37:42PM +1000, email@example.com wrote:
> >> Secondly a problem that i surehas a blatently obvious solution that
> >> i have just missed. I cannot manage to change the owner of some
> >> files to nobody using chown, i need to do this so i can use the
> >> working uplink fuction. It doesn't seam to work, is this not possible
> >> because of security ?
> > Only the superuser can chown, on any system. But explain more fully
> > what you're trying to do, because there's sure to be some other way.
> not true, on BSD style systems anyone can chown(), meaning you can
> give files away. not true on sysv. not sure what posix/sus symatics
> are though.
On my BSD-style system only the superuser can. The man page claims
that this is POSIX.1 compliant.
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