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Group permissions ?

From: Miller, Maurice
Subject: Group permissions ?
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 12:51:04 -0700

Good day,

curious why members of the same group can not chown/chmod files owned by the 
group ? 


Files are in  /tmp  and ls -ld on  /tmp  shows;
drwxrwxrwt      2       root            root    4096    Aug  3 12:16    /tmp

These are the two files in /tmp.  Different owners, same group.

-rwxrwxr-x      1       user1   staff   499     Aug  3 12:08    df_k
-rwxrwxr-x      1       user2   staff   12579   Aug  3 12:16    ps_ef

When I execute chmod/chown I get this result;

address@hidden 777 ps_ef
chmod: changing permissions of `ps_ef': Operation not permitted

address@hidden root:root ps_ef
chown: changing ownership of `ps_ef': Operation not permitted

Any idea's why I am unable to do this ?

Thanks for any assistance.

Maurice Miller
Xerox Office Group
Unix System Administrator

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