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    Chown away from 'nobody'


    Somehow, on my G5 running OS 10.5.x, I have ended up with some files with the ownership: nobody:someexistingname

    The result prohibits other users on the network to save files to those directories, no matter how they log in.

    I have tried repeatedly to:
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    sudo chown somenewuser:someexistingname directorynamehere
    but to no avail (unfortunately, as you know, chown and chmod return no error messages).

    How can I change from "nobody"?

    Thanks.
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    Leopard introduced some new permission features. ACLs mostly. Try getting info on the dir in question and adding users/groups to the dir that way.

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