chown question for subdirectories
I have a directory structure and files I wish to change permissions on, but I don't want to change permissions on every file/subfolder along the way. Example: I want to chown all files in dir4 where my directory struture is:
However, both dir3 and dir4 are owned by root:root so I need to change the ownership on those directories as well. But, if I do:
chown -R user:group /dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/
...it will indeed make dir4 and it's files accessible, but it doesn't change dir3 - so folks still can't get to the files they need. I thought about doing:
chown -R user:group /dir1/dir2/dir3*
... but that will give users access not only to dir4 and it's files, but any other files under dir3 which I don't want.
My work around has been to do a chown on /dir1/dir2/dir3 and then a second chown on /dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/, but I am thinking there has to be a way to do what I want in a single chown command - right?