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If I change the owner of /var/www to ftpgroup

sudo chown :ftpgroup /var/www

am I going to have other kind of issues ? Or is that ok ?

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why do you need to do that? – tuananh Sep 25 '10 at 12:33
Because I need to assign writing privilegies to my ftp users (which are unix users as well). So, I created a group for it. – Patrick Sep 25 '10 at 14:10
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I think you'll find the only user in nobody (or whatever the group who owns it now is called) is nobody, so no, I don't believe it will cause any issues, unless you added users to the group that currently owns /var/www

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ok, how can I see the current owners of a unix directory ? (both users and groups ?) – Patrick Sep 25 '10 at 14:11
ls -l /var/ will show everything in /var/ including who owns the folders/files. Also, to see which users are part of a group, look up the file /etc/group and it's man page man group. – Azz Sep 25 '10 at 14:23

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