Changing permissions in /dev

Chris Tyler chris at
Wed Jul 18 13:51:26 UTC 2007

On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 06:48:33 -0600 Karl Larsen wrote:
> There used to be a way to change permissions on the many /dev/xyz 
> directories. The /dev/dsp has a fancy permissions that do not work. I 
> want to change it back to root uucp and that I can handle

ConsoleKit is using ACLs on a number of device entries -- see the
manpages for the getfacl and setfacl commands to see how this works. You
can still use regular mode and ownership commands too (chown, chgrp,

(Why would uucp group own /dev/dsp?)

Chris Tyler

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