file owner/group changing

Fluker, Tom R Tom.Fluker at
Mon Oct 16 13:43:59 GMT 2000

It seems that the owner and group for a file change when the file is updated
by another user.  While it does help in recording the "last person" to
update a file can be annoying...

If second person is granted access to the file by being in the same group as
the original owner -- the primary group of the second person is not that of
the original file owner -- the file's original can not update the file
because the owner is changed to the updating user and the group is changed
to the primary group of the updating user.

Can this behavior be controlled?

Tom Fluker
Viasystems Technologies

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