Subject: bin/6276: newfs(8) needs uid option
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/12/1998 08:35:34
>Synopsis: newfs(8) needs uid option
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Mon Oct 12 05:50:01 1998
>Originator: Charles M. Hannum
>Release: all to date
all to date
It's nice that I can newfs(8) and mount(8) a file system without
being root. However, it does me little good if newfs(8) makes
the root directory owned by root, rather than my non-root uid,
because I can't modify the file system once it's mounted.
newfs(8) should have an option to set the owner (and perhaps
group) of the root directory it creates -- perhaps even using
the invoking user's credentials by default.
Try to build a boot floppy without being root.