help needed

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at
Fri May 17 15:33:54 PDT 2002

Alin Chipaila wrote:
> It can't be right root.root, because i've studied chown and it works only if
> after is followed by user:group.

info chown:
    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 `.'

   -- Bruce

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