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Old 08-30-2011
chown of a Directory

Hi All,

I need your help in changing the owner of a directory.

I have a created a direcotry TEST with user "abc"....for the group "ftp".

Now i wnated to change the owner of the directory TEST.

i used the below command to do so:

chown abc:sftp TEST

This is giving me an error saying

chown: changing ownership of `out': Operation not permitted.

Can anyone help me out with the solution to reslove this.

Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 08-30-2011
Are you running this command as root?
# 3  
Old 08-30-2011
i am new to unix.....
so not sure i am answering correclty.....

I have logged in as the abc and went to the required path and was changing the ownership.
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Old 08-30-2011
I think abc has to be member of sftp group to make it work.
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# 5  
Old 08-30-2011
Can you please let me know how to make "abc" member of "sftp"
# 6  
Old 08-30-2011
As root user run:
usermod -G sftp abc

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