[jp] Cannot delete/home/bob/.jpilot/Backup/Archive_2003-xx-xxfiles

Paul Gear paul at gear.dyndns.org
Sun Mar 23 17:10:04 EST 2003


David A. Desrosiers wrote:

>>chown knows about .. and doesn't touch it.
>>    
>>
>
>	..except if you use wildcards. Try this:
>
>	cd /tmp
>	mkdir foo
>	mkdir foo/bar
>	mkdir foo/bar/blort
>	cd foo/bar/blort
>	touch .foo
>	mkdir .bar
>	chown paul.users -R .*
>
>	Boom. Note, do it in a chroot, or make sure you have backups.
>

Not
    .*
just
    .

*Everyone* knows that
    .*
is dangerous.  ;-)

PDG




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