- We have some applications that are being migrated from UNIX and expect to be able to use
chownas normal non-root users to change file ownership. This always fails in RHEL with an error message like the following:
chown: changing ownership of `somefile': Operation not permitted
Is there any way to get around this?
chgrp as a non-root user fails to change the group ownership with the following error message.
chgrp: changing group of `somefile': Operation not permitted
- rsync fails to change the ownership of user/group if used with -a flag.
# rsync -a file1 file2 rsync: chgrp "/test/.file2.wJyVrN" failed: Operation not permitted (1) rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at main.c(892) [sender=2.6.8]
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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