[SATLUG] Changing the 'owner' of a group of files
alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Sep 21 14:49:34 CDT 2008
I got all the files transferred & converted this afternoon. Thanks.
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 ...
>> 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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