[jp] ownership of /dev/ttyUSB1

David A. Desrosiers hacker at gnu-designs.com
Wed Feb 11 15:03:55 EST 2004


> I chown'd /dev/ttyUSB1 to be owned by root and then did a chmod 666 on
> it.  But when I fired up jpilot, ownership of /dev/ttyUSB1 was changed
> from root to the user and permissions were set to 600.  What I want to
> know is how a process like jpilot, when invoked by a user, has the power
> to change file ownership from root to the user?!

	Because the device notification daemon, devfs in your case, is
probably changing it based on the rules it used when it was invoked at
boot time.

d.



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