RE: RedHat Question

From: Goulet, Dick <>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 10:47:32 -0400
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I just tried that on our Linux server that's running Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 and it appears to be true.  

[oracle_at_dbalab2 ~]$ uname -a

Linux dbalab2 2.6.9- #1 SMP Sun Oct 15 14:02:40 PDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[oracle_at_dbalab2 ~]$ ls -al sqlnet.log

-rw-r--r-- 1 oracle dba 0 May 6 10:45 sqlnet.log

[oracle_at_dbalab2 ~]$ chown rgoulet sqlnet.log

chown: changing ownership of `sqlnet.log': Operation not permitted  

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[] On Behalf Of Howard Latham
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: RedHat Question  


On 06/05/2008, Terrian, Thomas J Mr CTR DLA J6DIB <> wrote:

On HPUX non-root users can chown on files. It appears on RedHat 5 this is not allowed. The sysadmins are saying that there is no way to grant users this ability with Linux. Is that true?


Howard A. Latham

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