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Date:      Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:49:05 +0200
From:      Nikos Vassiliadis <nvass@teledomenet.gr>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Rachel Florentine <rachel_florentine@yahoo.com>
Subject:   Re: Translate This Command?
Message-ID:  <200611201449.05834.nvass@teledomenet.gr>
In-Reply-To: <20061120115035.91895.qmail@web57815.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
References:  <20061120115035.91895.qmail@web57815.mail.re3.yahoo.com>

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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)
COMPATIBILITY
     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.

Nikos



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