LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Newbie (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/)
-   -   Cannot change ownership of a folder using chown (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/cannot-change-ownership-of-a-folder-using-chown-4175423797/)

Nanosuz 08-24-2012 10:39 AM

Cannot change ownership of a folder using chown
 
Hello

I tried to change the ownership of a folder (as root):

chown -R apache:swgroup /won/xfiles

This command line did not change ownership. There was no error message or any output at all.

The /won/xfiles folder is on a Linux LVM partition, i.e. it's not an external drive or another file system.

Why can't I change ownership of this folder?

This is Red Hat 5.x running as a VM, if that's a factor.

Thanks,

Suzan

austintx 08-24-2012 12:36 PM

you said "as root" - is it possible that you waited too long, and the "su" expired?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.