How to preserve the permission/owner/group owner on the pubring.gpg, secring.gpg and trustdb.gpg

Peter Lebbing peter at
Thu Aug 7 14:02:33 CEST 2014

On 07/08/14 13:44, Sieu Truc wrote:
> In Linux, it seems impossible to use traditional permission, because one
> file can have only one user, one group (other -all the others) , and the
> owner of the file cannot transfer his right to the other.

Can you point out where the solution I proposed would go wrong? Is it
the ownership of secring.gpg when test1 adds something? Perhaps it goes
wrong when the owner bounces between admin and test1. You might want to
amend /etc/group:


That way, they can both still read and write the file even when the
owner changes to test1. Before, I think admin got locked out then.
Oopsie :).

Is the problem that you are porting an existing system from Windows to
Linux? Is that why you are so constrained in the possible solutions?


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