[TriLUG] Change GID
jjtuttle at trilug.org
Wed Mar 19 09:01:35 EDT 2008
Actually, funny you should mention that. I did google uucp, but wasn't
sure what it was and didn't know if I ever used it. So, you're right.
However, I had this vision of everything working swell until the next
reboot when I'd be greeted by a flashing cursor and nothing else. The
vision includes my boss waiting over my shoulder for me to retrieve
something critical. Oops! To hell with uucp, I say!
learned something new and it's not even 9,
Jeremy Portzer wrote:
> James Tuttle wrote:
>> On the server the gid of the group who must own all the scripts is 10.
>> However, on my local machine, 10 is the gid of uucp. Since I can't
>> change the gid on the server, I was hoping to change the gid of uucp on
>> my local machine. I understand how to change gid with groupmod, but am
>> worried that doing so may wreck something. I mean, if I create a local
>> group 'staff' with gid 10, and change the gid of uucp to 20, will the
>> files currently with gid 10 be screwed up?
> I agree with the other posters that you don't need to change the GID,
> just override them in the smbfs mount options. But I do have one side
> comment - if you actually have any files owned by group "uucp" do you
> really care? Do you actually run UUCP? Do you even know what it is*?
> * It's Unix to Unix Copy and it probably hasn't been used since the
> early 1990s. I've never actually used it myself, but I do know that it
> involves typing the ! character a lot, so that's cool. :-)
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