I am facing some issue with creating soft links. Following is the original file.
$ ls -l /etc/init.d/jboss -rwxr-xr-x 1 askar admin 4972 Mar 11 2014 /etc/init.d/jboss
Link creation is failing with a permission issue for the owner of the file:
ln -sv jboss /etc/init.d/jboss1 ln: creating symbolic link `/etc/init.d/jboss1': Permission denied $ id uid=689(askar) gid=500(admin) groups=500(admin)
So, I created the link with sudo privileges:
$ sudo ln -sv jboss /etc/init.d/jboss1 `/etc/init.d/jboss1' -> `jboss' $ ls -l /etc/init.d/jboss1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 27 17:24 /etc/init.d/jboss1 -> jboss
Next I tried to change the ownership of the soft link to the original user.
$ sudo chown askar.admin /etc/init.d/jboss1 $ ls -l /etc/init.d/jboss1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Jul 27 17:24 /etc/init.d/jboss1 -> jboss
But the permission of the soft link is not getting changed.
What am I missing here to change the permission of the link?