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Old 08-31-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
frayja
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Get the owner of a directory


Hello

I am writing a script that needs to know who the owner is of a file or directory.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
for D in /home/*; do
   OWNER=`gettheownersomethow $D`
   echo "The owner of $D is $OWNER"
done
The problem is, of course, the command to get the file or directory owner (in the code example `gettheownersomehow`).

Is there a command or trick that I could use to get this?

Regards,
Frayja
 
Old 08-31-2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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Code:
ls -l | awk '{print $3}'
Prints the owner of every file or directory in the current directory.

The AWK syntax is simply "print the 3rd field in every line of data"

To get the owner of only one file (filename):
Code:
ls -l | grep filename | awk '{print $3}'

Last edited by pixellany; 08-31-2007 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 01:37 PM   #3
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If you want everything at once then try 'find' with "-printf "%U %f\n" ". If you want per file specs then use 'stat' ('stat -c %u'). For both 'find' and 'stat' goes you only need one binary, don't need to pipe output and munge it and whatever you want to print (numerical ID's, resolved names etc, etc) is configurable.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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Great! Thanks for the fast reply, this solves my problem completely!

Now... back to my little script
 
  


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