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Re: [SLUG] chown problem

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 09:55:40PM +1000, eurk-dsl wrote:

> I have a site where they use fred.dagg as usernames which stuffs chown 
> as it thinks fred(user) dagg(group).

This is a problem with GNU chown; it accepts both `:' and `.' as a
separator between user and group.  The solution is to always include a
group name, e.g. chown fred.dagg:fred.dagg file.


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