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Old 04-15-2002
cp -p and permissions

Hi all.
Her's what i want to do:
-> copy a file from /tmp to /usr/local/bin, and then give this file the default owner of /usr/local/bin.
My /usr/local/bin belongs to root:sys. When i detar the file mentionned, it keeps the rights it was created with.
How can i achieve what i want to do? A cp -p does not give the file the rights of the new directory...
This is something i'm doing over 400 servers..

Thanx
penguin-friend
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Old 04-15-2002
The -p option preserves the orignal ownership of the file and datestamp and group rights.

If you just want to change the file ownership and group as you copy it to the new directory, do this.

cp /tmp/file1 /usr/local/bin; chown root:sys file1
 

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