Subject: Re: Symlink ownership (let's go back)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kenneth Stailey <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/10/1995 09:39:54
On a 4.3 system with a user "joe" uid "666" if you run:

find / -user joe -exec chown 999 {} \;

and then update the uid in /etc/passwd to be 999.

All of joe's symlinks are still "666".

Big deal, but I just happen to be converting all the accounts to
standard UIDs on 15 large machines at work (so that NFS doesn't
require umap, which DYNIX doesn't have.)