[ubuntu-us-mi] Generic ID owns application files or individual ID

gib at juno.com gib at juno.com
Fri Jan 29 18:38:11 GMT 2010

Well, so that was a big part of the question.  Does it matter if the files on the Linux system are owned by a specific ID?  If one developer leaves and some of the files are owned by that one ID then do you have a problem?

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com>
To: Ubuntu Michigan Local Community Team <ubuntu-us-mi at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-mi] Generic ID owns application files or individual ID
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2010 17:17:25 -0500

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 10:42 AM, gib at juno.com <gib at juno.com> wrote:
> Do you typically use generic ID file ownership when you develop applications
> or do you have the source files owned by individual developers?

Can you give some more context or a use-case example?

If you are worrying about the uid on source code, you may want to
reevaluate how you are developing the application.  Usually, the
source files are managed by some kind of version control, e.g. cvs,
svn, git, bzr, etc.  So it doesn't matter what the uid is on the

- Robert

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