messing with uid/gid in passwd

Petre Bandac petre at
Fri Feb 16 15:05:14 UTC 2007


I have the following problem

I hourly rsync data from another computer to my bsd machine and the
transferred files have different uid that the user I'd like to use them
(preserve their initial uid/gid)

is there a problem if I manually change the uid of some (already
created) users in passwd (like for mysql, www, postfix)




Petre Bandac

Network Scientist

petre at

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list