cvs commit: LFS/BOOK/chapter06 bootscripts-inst.xml changingowner.xml

Mark Hymers markh at
Sat May 18 06:01:24 PDT 2002

On Fri, 17, May, 2002 at 09:55:50PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs spoke thus..
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 04:04:26PM -0700, markh at wrote:
> > 
> > I couldn't find it by quickly glancing through it, can you paste the
> > relevant part(s) from that info page
>     You may use `.' in place of the `:' separator.  This is a GNU
> extension for compatibility with older scripts.  New scripts should
> avoid the use of `.' because GNU `chown' may fail if OWNER contains `.'
> characters.

Also, as I said on lfs-dev, I checked back to fileutils-3.13 which was
released in 1996 and this syntax has been supported at least since then
(I can't check before that because I can't find any earlier tarballs).


Mark Hymers                                    BLFS Editor
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