Re: Ownership

From: Stefan Rensing (
Date: 12/15/95

> But you can move the file to another name.
> like "mv syslog bah"
If you have read access on the file, that is.
> If you want to preserve the file you could copy it back to it's
> old name, you would be the owner after that.
In that case you need to have write access to the directory as well.
Try reading man chmod and man chown, it will help a lot ;)
Also try listing files with ls -Flias (if you are using csh make an
alias for that, e.g. alias dir ls -Flias).
It is generally a bad idea to run anything that is non-maintenance
while logged in as root, btw.
Cheers, Stefan.

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