Need to change uid and gid

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at
Sat Nov 12 00:08:36 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 04:22 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> In the process of upgrading from Fedora-15 to Fedora-16, my uid and gid
> have both been changed from 500 to 1000.  I maintain a "mirror" of my
> system as backup using rsync, so in order for the mirroring to continue
> properly the uid and gid in the mirror filesystem have to be changed to
> match the main one.  There's no problem with my home directory, just use
> "$ chown --recursive 1000.1000" in the mirror of my home directory. 
> However there are a few odd files, like my crontab file
> /var/spool/cron/jonrysh which needs to have its uid (but NOT its gid)
> changed.
> Where is a convenient script to do this?  There must be one, since this
> is essentially what was done in the upgrade from Fedora-15 to Fedora-15.

Interesting. How did you upgrade? I used preupgrade and my id stayed at 500.

-- Steve

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