The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect. -H if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it -L traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered -P do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
What is the exact difference between the
-L options? As I understood it,
-H allows for directory symlink traversal only when that directory is specified as argument, where
-L traverses all directory symlinks in any case.
(These options apply only when
chowning recursively using the
-R option. In non-recursive mode, a directory symlink specified as argument is always traversed.) Is this correct?