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NAME

       pts_chown - Changes the owner of a Protection Database entry

SYNOPSIS

       pts chown -name <group name> -owner <new owner>
           [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-force] [-help]
           [-auth] [-encrypt] [-config <config directory>]

       pts cho -na <group name> -o <new owner>
           [-c <cell name>] [-no] [-l] [-f] [-h]
           [-a] [-e] [-co <config directory>]

DESCRIPTION

       The pts chown command designates the user or group named by the -owner argument as the
       owner of the group named by the -name argument, and records the new owner in the owner
       field of the group's Protection Database entry.

       In the case of regular groups, this command automatically changes the group name's owner
       prefix (the part of the group name before the colon) to match the new owner. If the new
       owner is itself a group, then only its owner prefix, not its complete name, becomes the
       owner prefix in the new name. The change to the owner prefix does not propagate to any
       groups owned by the group, however. To make the owner prefix of such group-owned groups
       reflect the new owning group, use the pts rename command.

       It is not possible to change a user or machine entry's owner from the default set at
       creation time, the system:administrators group.

CAUTIONS

       While designating a machine as a group's owner does not cause an error, it is not
       recommended. The Protection Server does not extend the usual privileges of group ownership
       to users logged onto the machine.

OPTIONS

       -name <group name>
           Specifies the current name of the group to which to assign a new owner.

       -owner <new owner>
           Names the user or group to become the group's owner.

       -auth
           Use the calling user's tokens to communicate with the Protection Server. For more
           details, see pts(1).

       -cell <cell name>
           Names the cell in which to run the command. For more details, see pts(1).

       -config <config directory>
           Use an alternate config directory. For more details, see pts(1).

       -encrypt
           Encrypts any communication with the Protection Server. For more details, see pts(1).

       -force
           Enables the command to continue executing as far as possible when errors or other
           problems occur, rather than halting execution at the first error.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

       -localauth
           Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile
           file. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details,
           see pts(1).

       -noauth
           Assigns the unprivileged identity anonymous to the issuer. For more details, see
           pts(1).

EXAMPLES

       The following example changes the owner of the group "terry:friends" from the user "terry"
       to the user "pat". A side effect is that the group name changes to "pat:friends".

          % pts chown -name terry:friends -owner pat

       The following example changes the owner of the group "terry:friends" from the user "terry"
       to the group "pat:buddies". A side effect is that the group name changes to "pat:friends".

          % pts chown -name terry:friends -owner pat:buddies

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must belong to the system:administrators group or currently own the group.

SEE ALSO

       pts(1), pts_rename(1)

COPYRIGHT

       IBM Corporation 2000. <http://www.ibm.com/> All Rights Reserved.

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