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bug#29788: chown: recursive operation with "-H" flag does not work as do
bug#29788: chown: recursive operation with "-H" flag does not work as documented
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:19:41 +0100
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On 12/20/2017 10:26 PM, Michael Orlitzky wrote:
$ chown --recursive --dereference root foo
which emits an error:
chown: -R --dereference requires either -H or -L
Hmm, this looks inconsistent as well: --dereference is the
default if neither --dereference nor -h|--no-dereference are
specified, but 'chown -R user dir' does not require -H or
chown(1) hasn't been changed regarding this behavior since
2006 (coreutils-6.8), so this is obviously a rare edge case.
FWIW, the test-suite for chown lacks exactly that case.
Have a nice day,