Python: Alter the owner and the group id of a specified file

Python Operating System Services: Exercise-14 with Solution

Write a Python program to alter the owner and the group ID of a specified file.

Sample Solution:

Python Code :

import os
fd = os.open( "/tmp", os.O_RDONLY )
os.fchown( fd, 100, -1)
os.fchown( fd, -1, 50)
print("Changed ownership successfully..")
os.close( fd )

Sample Output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/sessions/a24dd3f1f2e68f39/main.py", line 3, in 
    os.fchown( fd, 100, -1)
PermissionError: [Errno 1] Operation not permitted

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