[Python-Dev] Ext4 data loss

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Mar 11 12:56:13 CET 2009

Oleg Broytmann <phd <at> phd.pp.ru> writes:
>    Only root can change file ownership - and yes, there are scripts that
> run with root privileges, so why not copy?

Because the new function would then be useless for non-root scripts, and
encouraging people to run their scripts as root would be rather bad.

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