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Re: chown - Operation not permitted

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: chown - Operation not permitted
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 09:29:53 -0600
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Kumar, Ashok wrote:
> Why can't a user change the ownership of his file. I need this to
> working. Can u please tell me the fix?

The GNU chown program will change the ownership if the operating
system it is running upon allows it.  If you can't change file
ownership then it is the operating system which is restricting you and
not the chown program.

Please see this frequently given answer in the reference below.


Look for "Why can only root chown files?"


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