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Re: operation not permitted

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: operation not permitted
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 11:43:21 -0600
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Paul Eggert wrote:
> address@hidden writes:
> > address@hidden test]$ ls -l
> > total 8
> > -rw-r--r--  1 emonvert bmjj   0 jui 12 12:01 testsas
> >
> > address@hidden test]$ chgrp -v sas testsas
> > Échec de changement de groupe de `testsas' vers sas
> > chgrp: modification du groupe de `testsas': Operation not permitted
> Thanks for your bug report.  This looks like it is an operating system
> issue, not a coreutils issue.

Very likely the reason you cannot chgrp that file to group 'sas' is
that you are not a member of that group.  The 'id' command will return
what groups you are in.


If you are not listed in the 'sas' group then that is the most likely
reason that the kernel is not allowing you to change the group of the

If this is the problem then to enable this operation you would add
yourself to the sas group, log out, log in, verify that you are in the
group, then perform the operation again.


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