Translate This Command?

Jahilliya jahilliya at
Mon Nov 20 04:50:23 PST 2006

On 11/20/06, Rachel Florentine <rachel_florentine at> wrote:
> Hi;
> I'm reading a how-to and it tells me to issue this command:
> chown -R alias.qmail ~alias/rejoice
> But that errors. What's the BSD translation?
> TIA,
> Rachel
I'm guessing it's error is something about invalid user/group...

Try using a colon instead of a ., so alias.qmail becomes alias:qmail

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