Translate This Command?

Karol Kwiatkowski freebsd at
Mon Nov 20 05:00:13 PST 2006

On 20/11/2006 12:50, Rachel Florentine 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?

I'm not sure, what it's supposed to do?

You can check chown's syntax and options with 'man 8 chown':

% chown [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] owner[:group] file ...
% chown [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] :group file ...

% -R Change the user ID and/or the group ID of the specified directory
%    trees (recursively, including their contents) and files. [...]



Karol Kwiatkowski  <freebsd at orchid dot homeunix dot org>

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