chmod failing on user's permissions

Ben Altman
Wed Nov 30 15:55:00 GMT 2016

On 11/28/2016 7:00 PM, L. A. Walsh wrote:
> Ben Altman wrote: When I get a directory listing, it shows for each
>> file "Unknown+User Unknown+Group" while on the desktop the same files
>> show my user name that I logged in with and "Domain Users" as the
>> group.
> ---
>     Is your laptop a member of the domain?  How do each of them
> resolve User&Group ID's?
>> It also shows as unknown if I create a file on the laptop.
> ----
> It doesn't sound like your laptop is looking up the ID's from the same 
> location as your desktop, and perhaps more likely,
> it doesn't sound like your laptop is looking up ID's by checking
> with the domain.
Thanks for you response. I tracked down the issue to there not being any 
/etc/group file. I did a "mkgroup > /etc/group" and the issue went away. 
I am not sure why the file wasn't there.


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