Ah; I'm using 1.6.8 where is obviously isn't implemented.

Thanks for the info

nobu.nokada / softhome.net wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> At Wed, 7 May 2003 23:31:49 +0900,
> Andrew Walrond wrote:
> 
>>Both the class and instance File.chown methods seem to follow the link
>>rather than affecting the link itself.
>>
>>Is assume this jut calls chown(2). But I don't see an lchown
>>equivalent (although there is an lstat)
> 
> 
> In 1.8, File#lchown is available only if your platform supports
> lchown(2).  Otherwise it raises NotImplementedError.
>