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Re: redhat 2.1 linux chown problem

On Thursday 18 March 2004 11:46 am, Marvin Blackburn wrote:
> I have a directory
> 775 /u01/app/oracle/jomarmgr/jcust/users with jomarmgr:jomarmgr ownership.
> a file exists in directory FILEA with with 644 jomarmgr:jomarmgr ownership.
> I try to change ownership from jomarmgr to perltest
> I get "Operation not permitted".
> It turns out that it appears that root is the only user allowed to change
> ownerships.

That's true. In Linux only root can change user ownership.

> I have tried putting the perltest user in the jomarmgr group and the
> jomarmgr user in
> the perl test group and reboot -- but this still doesnt work.

what still does not work? 

Reuben D. Budiardja
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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something, don't you? Really, I'm not out to destroy 
Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional 
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