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Re: possible bug?

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: possible bug?
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:19:49 +0200
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On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 10:05:53AM -0500, Duane Cox wrote:
> Hello, I'm not sure if this is correct operation, or a bug...
> using: coreutils-5.2.1.tar.gz
> I'm in my home dir, changing permissions on hidden files
> and folders in my home dir.  Apparently chown also grabs ..
> all the way up to /home and changes that ownership as
> well as any users in /home
> address@hidden:/home/dcox# chown -Rv dcox.users .*
> ...

You told chown to operate on files and directories recursively and '.*'
also matches '..'.
'chown' is behaving correctly.


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