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Date:      Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:02:39 -0600
From:      "Donald J. O'Neill" <duncan.fbsd@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Rachel Florentine <rachel_florentine@yahoo.com>
Subject:   Re: Translate This Command?
Message-ID:  <200611200802.39953.duncan.fbsd@gmail.com>
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 05:50, 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?
> TIA,
> Rachel
>
>
>
It means, depending on what the error is, that you don't have alias.qmail 
in /etc/passwd, or you don't have ~alias/rejoice. That command won't work 
until you correct what's missing.

Don



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