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Understanding the root file system

I'm an iSeries administrator working on a V5R1 machine. I was wondering why IFS objects, such as STMF, are created with my user profile as the owner even though I have a group profile in my user profile -- with the owner set to *GRPPRF?

They are owned by your profile because the Owner attribute of the user profile is ignored by the system. You have not configured anything incorrectly -- that's the way the root file system was designed to work.

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This was first published in June 2003

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