Re: rsync error…
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:06:55 UTC 2009
I've done some more experimenting now and I found the answer to my question.
The problem was that Nautilus doesn't tell me the whole truth. Nautilus only
show the rights and owners for the destination file!
When I used the virtual console instead, the information was quite
The original file:
-rw-r--r-- 1 guraknugen guraknugen 34k 2008-12-18 19:26 Tangentbordslayout
The link located in a folder on my USB HDD:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 guraknugen guraknugen 101 2008-06-01 00:37 Tangentbordslayout
Ubuntu 20080217.ods ->
The link located in a folder, not the same as the original file, on my
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 101 2008-06-01 00:37 Tangentbordslayout Ubuntu
So you were right, the owner of the link at the destination folder was root,
not guraknugen (me), but Nautilus hided that information for me! Maybe there
is a setting somewhere in Nautilus that prevents that behaviour.
Now a follow up question: When using chown (even as root), the owner of the
link doesn't change, so it seems like the change is applied to the target
file rather than on the link itself. Is there a way to do this or is it
better to just remove the link and create a new one? The reason that I would
change the current link rather than to create a new one would probably be to
learn how to do it.
I'll taka a closer look at the man pages now. Thanks for your help!
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