Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-02-2004, 02:46 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Distribution: mandrake 10.0
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
stubborn chown

Im experimenting with cvs and therefor I'm changing owners and groups of a directory /usr/cvsroot.
as root I do:
chown jeroen:cvs /usr/cvsroot and that seems to work really well. However doing a ls -al a little later the owner/group is changed back to root/root. is there anyway to make this change permanent?
Old 05-02-2004, 02:52 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: bursa
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 15
Are you saying the actual directory resets its ownership (ls -ld /usr/cvsroot) or that the files/directories underneath it do so (ls -la /usr/cvsroot)? Do you want the directory and all the files to be jeroen:cvs ? Try chown -R jeroen:cvs /usr/cvsroot (recursive, everything gets new ownership). I hope that helps .

Last edited by rkef; 05-02-2004 at 03:02 PM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
stubborn NFS problem Bill Geddes Linux - Networking 0 09-29-2005 02:58 PM
Crond is stubborn... Worstje Slackware 20 07-10-2005 08:10 AM
gdesklets are stubborn!! Askholia Linux - Software 2 05-02-2005 10:15 AM
stubborn zeroconf BasK Mandriva 14 01-14-2004 04:26 PM
Mozilla being stubborn Dodgy Linux - Software 3 04-27-2003 04:01 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration