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Re: chown



On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 15:07 +0200, Liloulinx wrote:
> Kenneth Porter wrote:
> 
> > --On Thursday, September 01, 2005 4:41 AM +0200 Liloulinx 
> > <alilou_linux yahoo fr> wrote:
> >
> >> Evry time when I create a directory, automaticaly the system make the
> >> root as the owner of this directory. When I (the user or the root) 
> >> try to
> >> change its owner (by using the chown commande), the answer of the system
> >> is "not allowed Operation".
> >> Where is the problem? is there a bad parameter...
> >
> >
> > What filesystem are you doing this on? For some kinds of filesystem, 
> > the whole filesystem is owned by the user configured at mount time.
> >
> >
> it's a VFAT system.
> Yes it's true in /home/my_directory I can create a directory and I'm the 
> owner, but when I move it to the other partition, it became 
> automatically the property of root (the owner)!! Is there solution to 
> this???
> 

One way is to set the uid and gid of the owner at mount time.  man
mount.  These options can also be set in fstab.

Bob...


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