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Old 2nd June 2006, 11:26 AM
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[HELP] gedit changes owner after editing

Hi everybody! If I edit a file with gedit on our server, gedit changes the owner and group to me. How can I setup gedit that it will keep the owner and group, because other users also have to change this files. The only way I know to prevent this is to ask root after editing to change back the original owner and group.

Nedit keeps the owner and group, but I will use gedit.

Thanks in advance...
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Old 2nd June 2006, 12:42 PM
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Wow, never heard of that one before! Well, instead of signing in as 'su', what happens when you sign in as 'su -' (with the space and minus sign). That puts you into full root at root's /home rather than giving the user root permissions. It still doesn't explain the unusual action of your particular gedit and I'd certainly consider reinstalling it or having someone poke into the coding to see what's causing that. Perhaps even entering a bugzilla as described here: http://www.gnome.org/projects/gedit/developers.html and/or using the redhat/fedora bugzilla.
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Old 2nd June 2006, 03:52 PM
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@bob: "su -" puts me into /root/

Situation: Files on the webserver with owner "apache", group "project1" and rights "770". If I (username "xyz", standard group "users" and member of "project1", "project2", "project3") edit these files with gedit and then save them, I become the owner of these files "xyz.users". Nedit will keep the owner and group! Anyone an idea instead of bugzilla?
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Old 2nd June 2006, 03:57 PM
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It sounds like gedit is replacing files. I'd just disable gedit and use a different error until this bug is fixed. "vim" certainly does not have this problem, and it should not happen. If you have write permission for a file and edit it, it should not change uid/gid unless it is actually being replaced.

Any other solutions I can think of (besides patching gedit) seem to cause other issues.
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