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Date:      Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:49:05 +0200
From:      Nikos Vassiliadis <>
Cc:        Rachel Florentine <>
Subject:   Re: Translate This Command?
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On Monday 20 November 2006 13:50, Rachel Florentine wrote:
> Hi;
> I'm reading a how-to and it tells me to issue this command:
> chown -R alias.qmail ~alias/rejoice
> But that errors. What's the BSD translation?

I suspect you mean this(from chown manual)
     Previous versions of the chown utility used the dot (``.'') character to
     distinguish the group name.  This has been changed to be a colon (``:'')
     character so that user and group names may contain the dot character.


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