[SATLUG] Changing the 'owner' of a group of files
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Sun Sep 21 14:17:50 CDT 2008
Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> 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 ...
> Al Lesmerises
Chown is the command you want. Type man chown into the terminal and you
will get more info. Something like
chown -R wife:wife /home/wife
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