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Old 09-19-2004, 01:30 PM   #1
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Arg!! chown /chmod


How do I change the rights /ownership of a tree structure? Command line in Debian (if theres a difference).

The thing is I copied a file structure with a reg user now I need to change it to another user. How do I do that with out going truh the hole lot?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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chown -R newuser:newgroup thedirectorytochange/

This will change the user and thegroup for all files in the directory.

Use 'man chown' for more information.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:34 PM   #3
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I think you should read " man chmod " an "man chown ".
should be smth.like : #chown -R......

egag
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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add -R argument

for example: chown vookimedlo:vookimedlo /home/vookimedlo/files/ -R
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:38 PM   #5
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I thing chown -R newUser:newGroup /path/ should do the trick.
It will recursively change the file owner and group of the given path.

Hope it helped!
Boby

EDIT: Wow..so many post before mine..

Last edited by Boby; 09-19-2004 at 01:42 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 01:43 PM   #6
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Tnx, guys!

I didnt read the man (who does?). But I google for it. But didnt find anything about dirs.

Ok, I'll do the -R!
 
Old 09-19-2004, 02:42 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kanon

I didnt read the man (who does?).
You should start then, they're really useful. And yes I do read them
 
Old 09-19-2004, 05:25 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kanon
who does?
EVERYONE should read the man. It's there to explain how to use a program so you don't have to ask questions for which you already have an answer.

That said, "man chmod" really needs work. I learned how to use this command elsewhere...the man page explained what the command does, but you'd have to already know how to use it to understand how it was explained.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:55 PM   #9
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Tnx, mikshaw!

Just my point really. The man pages are a reallll pain some times! Why could they not be in _plain_ english so every one understands them? lol
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:58 PM   #10
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they are in a concise linguistic structure. With time it becomes easier. They are very helpful though.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:05 PM   #11
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True. But when english is the 2nd language....
And there is always the forum and google!
 
  


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