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Old 09-13-2008
Is there a command to get the owner of a file?

At the moment I'm just using `ls -o` (with `cut`), but `ls` is obviously giving me a lot more output than just the file owner.
# 2  
Old 09-13-2008
Try the stat command:
Code:
stat -c %U file

Regards
# 3  
Old 09-13-2008
Thanks a lot, I didn't know about the `stat` command, but I was sure something like this must exist. The operators of the official Ubuntu support channel told me that parsing `ls` was the only way, haha.
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Old 09-13-2008
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Originally Posted by Bilge
Thanks a lot, I didn't know about the `stat` command, but I was sure something like this must exist. The operators of the official Ubuntu support channel told me that parsing `ls` was the only way, haha.
So, stay tuned here... Smilie
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Old 09-13-2008
Well yes, I get the impression that people actually know what they're talking about here and are not in the habit of spreading misinformation.
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Old 09-13-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bilge
Well yes, I get the impression that people actually know what they're talking about here and are not in the habit of spreading misinformation.
fyi - the stat command is not standard and does not exist on all UNIX variants. for example - AIX uses the istat command.
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Old 09-13-2008
Well yes I had noticed that it resided in /usr/bin.

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