[SATLUG] Changing the 'owner' of a group of files

Brian astro at astr0.org
Sat Sep 20 22:24:49 CDT 2008


# cd ~username
# sudo chown -vR user.group *

That should get them.
------Original Message------
From: Alan Lesmerises
Sender: satlug-bounces at satlug.org
To: SATLUG Mail Group
ReplyTo: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: [SATLUG] Changing the 'owner' of a group of files
Sent: Sep 20, 2008 22:17

I am finally getting my wife switched over to Linux, and that means 
moving a bunch of files from her old Windows system onto the new box.  
However, previous tests I have done make it look like the files don't 
recognize her as the owner on the new machine.

Is there a way to have the 'owner' setting for all these files changed, 
in one large batch conversion?  I can go in and manually manipulate the 
read-write-execute privileges, but it seemed to be a rather clumsy 
process ...

TIA.

Al Lesmerises

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