chown with not existing user/group

Matthieu CASTET matthieu.castet@parrot.com
Thu Feb 28 14:45:00 GMT 2008


Hi,

I wonder why on cygwin we can't use chown with numeric id that don't exist in
/etc/passwd, /etc/group [1] ?

On linux this works perfectly [2]

Matthieu

[1]
$ touch /tmp/toto
$ chown 12345:12346 /tmp/toto
chown: changing ownership of `/tmp/toto': Invalid argument

[2]
$ touch /tmp/toto
$ sudo chown 12345:12346 /tmp/toto
$ ls -l /tmp/toto     
-rw-r--r-- 1 12345 12346 0 fév 28 14:56 /tmp/toto


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