11/3/71                                            SYS CHOWN (II)

NAME            chown  --  change owner of file

SYNOPSIS        sys     chown; name; owner      / chown = 16.

DESCRIPTION     The file whose name is given by the null-

                terminated string pointed to by name has its own-

                er changed to owner.  Only the present owner of a

                file (or the super-user) may donate the file to

                another user.  Also, one may not change the owner

                of a file with the set-user-ID bit on, otherwise

                one could create Trojan Horses able to misuse

                other's files.

FILES           --

SEE ALSO        /etc/uids has the mapping between user names and

                user numbers.

DIAGNOSTICS     The error bit (c-bit) is set on illegal owner


BUGS            --

OWNER           ken, dmr