Re: [Rd] chown, chgrp?

From: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:47:44 -0400

On Aug 15, 2012, at 3:49 AM, Barry Rowlingson <B.Rowlingson_at_lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Hadley Wickham <hadley@rice.edu> wrote:

>> Hi all,
>> 
>> Is there an R wrapper for chown/chgrp (a la Sys.chmod)?  I couldn't
>> find one with a few minutes of searching, but it seems like a curious
>> omission.

>
> A recursive grep of an R-dev source tree I had lying around couldn't
> find one in a few seconds.
>
> I'm not sure its a 'curious' omission, since its something normal
> users[1] can't do, and who runs R as root?
>
> Barry
>
> [1] Or at least normal normal users. There might be special normal
> users with certain chown permissions...
>

... and moreover with the increasing adoption of ACL on unix and non-existence of uid/gid on Windows this is more an archaic curiosity so I don't think it makes sense to add it at this point.

Cheers,
Simon



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