Before You Begin
For more information, see Using Your Assigned Administrative Rights in Securing Users and Processes in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
% ls -l example-file -rw-r--r-- 1 janedoe staff 112640 May 24 10:49 example-file
# chown stacey example-file
# ls -l example-file -rw-r--r-- 1 stacey staff 112640 May 26 08:50 example-file
To change permissions on NFS-mounted files, see Chapter 5, Commands for Managing Network File Systems in Managing Network File Systems in Oracle Solaris 11.3.
Security Consideration – You need a good reason to change the setting of the rstchown variable to zero. The default setting prevents users from listing their files as belonging to others so as to bypass space quotas.
In this example, the value of the rstchown variable is set to zero in the /etc/system file. This setting enables the owner of a file to use the chown command to change the file's ownership to another user. This setting also enables the owner to use the chgrp command to set the group ownership of a file to a group that the owner does not belong to. The change goes into effect when the system is rebooted.
set rstchown = 0