[techtalk] Bunch of odd messages

Eric Baudais drake at x8b4e541f.dhcp.okstate.edu
Sat Mar 25 14:09:43 EST 2000

> Which is what they are:
> drwxr-xr-x  27 501      users        4096 Mar 25 01:09 darren
> drwxr-xr-x  13 darren   root         4096 Mar 25 10:07 fc
> drwxr-xr-x   3 root     root         4096 Jan  8 16:44 httpd
> drwxr-xr-x   4 darren   root         4096 Mar 11 01:07 installed
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root        16384 Dec 28 07:27 lost+found
> drwxr-xr-x   4 darren   root         4096 Mar 16 17:57 stuff

>From what I see you shouldn't have root the group for files you own.  I
think you should change the group to whatever group you belong to.
$chown .group filename

Secondly, the directory darren should probably be owned by you.  You want
to change the group to whatever group you changed the other
directories to.  You need root access to change the owner of
$chown user filename

Thirdly do 
$ls -al 
and see if the permissions are correct for "." and ".."  Also make sure
the directory is owned by darren and it has the correct group.

Hope this was a little helpful.

Eric Baudais

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