loveforvdubs loveforvdubs - 1 year ago 222
Linux Question

Android shell chown u0_49

I'm having some trouble with changing owner in the shell on my android. I'm trying to change the owner and group of a file to match another file in the directory. When I

ls -l
the other files have an owner of
I tried to
su chown u0_a49:u0_49
When I tried that I got the error
tmp-mksh: u0_a49:u0_a49: not found
I tried it with
as well and no luck. Any idea why I can't set this permission?

Answer Source

What is the id of your current user who execute chown? You can only change ownership to your own user id and group id in Android.

$ id
uid=2000(shell) gid=2000(shell) groups=2000(shell),1004(input),1007(log),1011(adb),1015(sdcard_rw),1028(sdcard_r),3001(net_bt_admin),3002(net_bt),3003(inet),3006(net_bw_stats) context=u:r:shell:s0
$ chown file
$ chown 2000.2000 file # use the gid.uid style
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