timr at probo.com
Sun Nov 13 09:33:13 CET 2005
James Colannino <james at colannino.org> wrote:
>Hey everyone. I tried to use os.chown() in the following manner:
>os.chown('filename', 'username', 'groupname')
>I got an error, and when I googled for this function I realized that I
>must pass the numerical uid and gid. My question is, is there a way for
>me to change ownership based on the name instead of the number? Perhaps
>there's a function that will let me lookup the uid from the username,
>and the gid from the groupname?
One way is:
os.system( 'chown username:groupname filename')
Are you doing this as root? The chown function is usually restricted to
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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