Freebsd based server lacking chown command, where to get it.

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Tue Feb 12 17:24:45 UTC 2008

On Tue, Feb 12, 2008 at 08:49:22AM -0800, deepcore wrote:

> > <chown is in /usr/sbin/>
> > 
> ok. I get that, and i found it
> I can, however not execute it.
> whenever i go to the usr/sbin and type "chown" i get
> chown: Command not found.

That is most likely because it is not in your path.
It you had typed  '/usr/sbin/chown ...'   then it would probably work.
The better thing is to put /usr/sbin in your standard path.
You can to that in .login.

The handbook and man pages cover modifying your path.


> i find this pretty strange as ls -l shows:
> -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 6688 Jan 12 2007 chown
> shouldn't this mean that the file is excecutable by all?
> even tried to switch to root first (just executing su)
> ...
> What i am more specifically trying to do is change the ownership of all the
> directories and files on a specific disk, mounted as /mnt/moviedisk, to the
> user that is supposed to own them.
> Any surgestions? What am i doing wrong as i cannot execute the chown
> command?
> -- 
> View this message in context:
> Sent from the freebsd-questions mailing list archive at
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list