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

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Sep 21 14:49:34 CDT 2008


I got all the files transferred & converted this afternoon.  Thanks.

Al Lesmerises


Samuel Leon wrote:
> 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 ...
>>
>> TIA.
>>
>> 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
>
> Sam 


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