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Date:      Fri, 22 Dec 2006 21:55:08 +0000
From:      Xian <ian@codepad.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to change users rights for a symboliked file.
Message-ID:  <200612222155.08506.ian@codepad.net>
In-Reply-To: <06c401c724e9$044725e0$dc96eed5@ihlasnetym>
References:  <06c401c724e9$044725e0$dc96eed5@ihlasnetym>

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On Thursday 21 December 2006 10:16, Halid Faith wrote:
> I use Freebsd6.1.
>
> I want to give a symbolic link for a directory with ln -s as below;
>
>
> cd /
>
> ln -s /var/tmp/  tmp2
>
> ls -l /var/tmp
> lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel       14 Dec 21 10:12 tmp -> /var/tmp
>
> I change write of user and group but i can't that.
> chmod 777   tmp2
>
> ls -l  tmp2
> lrwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel       14 Dec 21 10:12 tmp -> /var/tmp
>
> Why don't I able to change user rights of tmp2 ?

I think you need the -h option to chmod. From the man page:

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