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Re: chgrp program gives inappropiate error

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: chgrp program gives inappropiate error
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 07:14:21 +0200
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Eric Maryniak <address@hidden> wrote:
> While testing permissions on my cvsroot as an ordinary user,
> I got an inappropiate error messages from chgrp.
> It did, however, correctly refused the operation:
>     address@hidden:/path/to/cvsroot $ chgrp users .
>     chgrp: you are not a member of group `users': Operation not permitted
> EM> but i _am_ a member of 'users'! :
>     address@hidden:/path/to/cvsroot $ id
>     uid=176(joe) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),101(cvsusers)
> EM> the '.' dir is owned by root, and therefore chgrp is not allowed
> EM> and this is ok, but the error message is wrong :-)

What version are you using?
That's not a problem with this release:


Here's what I get, now:

  $ chgrp cdrom /
  chgrp: changing group of `/': Operation not permitted
  [Exit 1]

Thanks for the report.

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