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Re: Files created with emacs are owned by system


From: Richard G Riley
Subject: Re: Files created with emacs are owned by system
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:53:29 +0200
User-agent: Emacs 22.2.1/No Gnus v0.11

Joost Kremers <address@hidden> writes:

> Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> The Haskell file in his home directory he showed did not belong to  
>> him. He also described that he has problems to save files. So I  
>> assumed that also directories might not be owned by him.
>>
>> BTW, what's so bad (or dangerous or capitalistic) of owning  
>> everything in my home directory tree?
>
> i don't know. but that's exactly the point. you never know what reasons
> there might be for having files not owned by user in ~user. (or files not
> set to the group <user>, for that matter.)
>
> besides, running chown as user on a file owned by root has no
> effect...

It does when you use sudo doesn't it?

Personally I think its a bad idea to do this recursive change unless you
are totally sure you know there are no side affects.


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