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Date:      Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:43:45 +0100
From:      Mark Ovens <mark@ukug.uk.freebsd.org>
To:        Giorgos Keramidas <keramida@ceid.upatras.gr>
Cc:        Mark <mark@dsl-gw2-dhcp-a78.clsp.uswest.net>, Freebsd-Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: chmod question
Message-ID:  <20000411224345.D235@parish>
In-Reply-To: <20000410145157.B14518@hades.hell.gr>; from keramida@ceid.upatras.gr on Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 02:51:58PM +0300
References:  <000001bfa0e5$d30c0b00$0300000a@cmr.net> <20000410145157.B14518@hades.hell.gr>

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On Mon, Apr 10, 2000 at 02:51:58PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 05:05:53PM -0600, Mark wrote:
> >...
> > 
> > This directory is /dos which is the mount point for my physical disk
> > 2. This disk is a fat32 drive. The fstab entry is
> > 
> > /dev/ad1s1	/dos	msdos	rw	2	2
> > 
> > Why can't I change permissions? I thought root could?
> 
> You can not change `permissions' of files on an MSDOS filesystem,
> because the MSDOS filesystem does not support the notion of `file owner'
> or `permissions'.
> 
> If you want to make all the files under /dos look as if they're owned by
> a certain user, look at the options `-u UID', `-g GID' and `-m MASK' in
> the manpage of mount_msdos.

Or just ch{mod,own} the mountpoint directory.

> 
> - Giorgos Keramidas
> 
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