Subject: Re: chown -RL and -h.
To: enami tsugutomo <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/09/2000 20:51:15
On 10 Aug 2000, enami tsugutomo wrote:

> I'll use -RPh for the whole untarred hierarchy.  Why do you need to
> modify files out of hierarchy?

Hmm. Yes, that works with chown, but not with chmod.

> > I've always found it annoying that "chmod" don't allow -Rh, even
> > though "chown" does. What I'd like "chmod" -Rh foo bar" to do is
> > change the owner of everything in heirarchy "bar" to "foo", whether
> > it's a symlink or not, dangling or not, just like "chown". Simple?
> Probably, someone modified chown to allow -Rh just didn't remind about
> chmod, I guess.
> enami.