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Normally you would run touch as the user without sudo, I guess... Assuming that you made a typo and your third line actually reads Lets say its user1. I want user1 to create a file in a directory where he does not have ownership. Then you are out of luck, that is not possible. However, there are 2 ways of still achieving what you want: Use ACLs to ...


Had the same issue but no files had a lock on it, it just managed to lose all of it's owners. Solution was to use TakeOwn takeown /F dirname Will take ownership of the file to the current user. Use /A after the dirname to assign it to the system administrator.

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