file owner & group names

Monte Goulding monte at sweattechnologies.com
Tue Aug 17 17:24:19 EDT 2010


Great, cheers Jan

On 17/08/2010, at 10:40 PM, Jan Schenkel wrote:

> On Unix machines you can lookup 
> - the name of group id by parsing the file /etc/group 
> - the name of a user id by parsing the file /etc/passwd
> 
> Should be fairly straightforward to read into a variable and turn that into something searchable. In both files, the line delimiter is a newline character and the item delimiter is a colon character - and in both files the id is the third item.
> 
> HTH,
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
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> --- On Tue, 8/17/10, Monte Goulding <monte at sweattechnologies.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: Monte Goulding <monte at sweattechnologies.com>
>> Subject: file owner & group names
>> To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
>> Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 4:58 AM
>> Hi
>> 
>> I'm wondering if there is a way to translate the numeric
>> owner and group returned in the detailed files into the
>> actual names. At present I'm thinking of parsing ls -l but
>> if there's another way to do it I'd be interested to know.
>> 
>> Cheers
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