Chown?


#1

Hi!

I’ve activated my account with DM last night. I’ve transfered all my files from my previous hosting company in one operation.

But now, I’ve created additional users and I want some files to belong to someone else than the account I first used to transfer all files.

I’ve tried chown -R user files… but I get a “operation not permitted”

Any solution?


#2

I’d recommend making it readable by the other user and have that other user Copy (‘cp’ command) the file. I find that if you’re not Root, then chowning files is difficult.

Here’s a handy Wiki article on the challenges of sharing files:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Unix_Groups

-Scott


#3

Thanks!

I’ll try that!