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Request #77319 Add an optional group paramter for chown() and lchown()
Submitted: 2018-12-19 06:35 UTC Modified: -
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
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From: manuel dot schmitt at manitu dot de Assigned:
Status: Open Package: *Directory/Filesystem functions
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: n/a
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-12-19 06:35 UTC] manuel dot schmitt at manitu dot de
The chown() and lchown() function do currently change owner ($user) only.

Especially for *nix systems it would be great to have an optional $group parameter for changing user and group in one step instead of using chgrp() / lchgrp() as another step.

On most *nix systems this optional, 3rd parameter could be "simply" passed to

    int chown(const char *path, uid_t owner, gid_t group);
    int lchown(const char *path, uid_t owner, gid_t group);

    (from $ man 2 chown)

I think an optional 3rd paramter should not break existing script/applications so it could be integrated very smoothly.

Expected result:
chown() and lchown() should accept a 3rd, optional group name or group id parameter.

Actual result:
chown() and lchown() currently only accept only 2 parameters.


chown_gid.patch (last revision 2018-12-19 06:36 UTC by manuel dot schmitt at manitu dot de)

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