[CentOS] Setting Group owner of files on USB drive

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Jun 1 04:02:48 UTC 2008


I want to thank you all for your comments and the knowledge I gained 
thereby....

Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> On 5/31/2008 3:33 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> You can't expect it to maintain ext3 file permissions in a FAT32 
>> partition :D
>
>
> Not necessarily.  If the Linux files do not need to be accessed from 
> the windows environment, you could create an image file, format the 
> image as ext3, mount the image file as a loop device, and treat it as 
> a standard ext3 mount point. 
Since this is only a movable copy of files from my /home/me directory 
structure, I can live with loosing the group and needing to reset it if 
moved back to a ext3 partition.

I will just have to work out the right rsync of cp command to do the 
bulk movement without all those warnings.  SHould only take reading a 
few man pages for that...

Again thanks.





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