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JOE HEPWORTH_4
Occasional Contributor

root file system ownership

My root file system seems to be owned by daemon:daemon. Is it safe to simply change this back to root:root using a chown root:root / command ? See the attachment

Thanks
4 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: root file system ownership

I don't see why not.
avizen9
Esteemed Contributor

Re: root file system ownership

how it happen?
i believe there should be no problem to change it
it should be root:sys thanks,
Mark S Meadows
Valued Contributor

Re: root file system ownership

Hi Joe,

Yes - It is safe to amend "/" back to root:root as suggested, i.e. :

chown root:root /

/# ls -ld /
drwxr-xr-x 45 root root 8192 Aug 7 09:22 /

total 5184
2 drwxr-xr-x 45 root root 8192 Aug 7 09:22 .
2 drwxr-xr-x 45 root root 8192 Aug 7 09:22 ..
19782 -rw------- 1 root sys 300 Feb 13 2008 .Xauthority
19794 drwx------ 2 root sys 96 Sep 26 2007 .elm
19798 drwx------ 2 root sys 96 Nov 12 2008 .emcli
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Regards,

Mark
Administrating HP-UX systems for more years than I care to admit, but still enjoying it (most of the time!).
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: root file system ownership

Hi Joe:

Change ('chown') the root directory back to 'root:sys' as noted.

You might want to dispose of the /core file from December 2008 too :-)

Regards!

...JRF...