Re: [hackers] [PATCH v2 2/2][sbase] chgrp: parse gid if operand is not group name

From: Richard Ipsum <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 04:50:28 +0100

On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 01:48:42PM -0700, Michael Forney wrote:
> On 2019-07-05, Richard Ipsum <> wrote:
> > Forgot to mention that I just took this from chown pretty much.
> > I'm not convinced the checks are needed there either, without the checks
> > you'll just get an error instead of a usage message.
> I think they are needed in chown since the user or group could be
> omitted. Well, actually `owner && *owner` could just be `*owner`, but
> I think it's better to leave it for consistency with the group check
> below.

Oh fair enough, maybe it's only mandatory in POSIX, BSD and GNU chown
seem to support this optional usage as well. It's interesting though
since it would seem to make `chgrp` essentially redundant.

Received on Wed Jul 10 2019 - 05:50:28 CEST

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