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Old 08-24-2009, 08:11 AM   #1
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Question ownerships/permissions in sub-directories?


hello,
i wanna change the ownership of a folder so i typed:

chown -R fadi:fadi /mnt/collection

this changed all the subfolders in collection, but it didn't change the files permission !!

can anybody help me plz
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:12 AM   #2
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files permission

hello,
i wanna change the ownership of a folder so i typed:

chown -R fadi:fadi /mnt/collection

this changed all the subfolders in collection, but it didn't change the files permission !!

can anybody help me plz
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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files permission

i used the -R option but it changed all the subfolder not the files included .... can anybody help
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:21 AM   #4
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Please don't hijack threads, please don't drag up dead threads, and please don't post the same question multiple times
 
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Please don't hijack threads, please don't drag up dead threads, and please don't post the same question multiple times
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:40 AM   #6
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fadinader,

If ownership was changed by that command you can change permissions by doing this:

user@host--$: chmod -R 775 /mnt/collection

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Next time if you need help you may start your own new post. Some people here do not welcome hitch-riding or thread-hijacking for often times this will increase confusion. Here I am not confused so I offer you a side-help.

I hope this will help.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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please post the command you used.
Any error messages?
 
Old 08-24-2009, 08:57 AM   #8
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i used chown -R fadi /mnt/collection

- no errors

- all subfolders were owned by fadi

- but all files are still owned by root
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:14 AM   #9
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Files permission

i want to change the ownership of a folder and all things in it,

i typed "chown -R fadi /mnt/collection"

- all the subfolders was owned by "fadi"

- but all files are still owned by root user

note that the permission of the folder is "drwxrwx---"

all i want is to change all the files ownership to user "fadi"

thanks
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #10
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If they're owned by root to begin with, use sudo
Code:
sudo chown -R fadi /mnt/collection
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #11
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i'm sry i did'nt know
an thank u for helping but i did this

anywayz i started a new treat as u told me

thanks
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:23 AM   #12
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yes i did this as root
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:24 AM   #13
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Do you mean that the group owner is root, like:
fadi:root?
If so, what is your group? How are your files displayed in the file listing, if you use ls -l? fadi:your_group?
Whatever your group is, just use
Code:
sudo chown -R fadi:your_group /mnt/collection

Last edited by joeBuffer; 08-24-2009 at 09:27 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:29 AM   #14
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root@debian:/mnt/collection/fadi# ls -l
total 836
drwxrwx--- 1 fadi fadi 4096 2009-08-22 16:44 4 linux
-rw------- 1 root root 44277 2009-05-07 16:45 CI-2-hearing-aid.pdf
-rw------- 1 root root 23629 2009-08-01 22:47 config.xml
drwxrwx--- 1 fadi fadi 0 2009-08-20 13:53 Dave’s Tech Blog » Blog Archive » From The Linux Terminal To Shell Scripts_files
-rw------- 1 root root 39146 2009-08-20 13:53 Dave’s Tech Blog » Blog Archive » From The Linux Terminal To Shell Scripts.html
-rw------- 2 root root 299008 2009-05-25 19:27 Introduction to.doc
-rw------- 1 root root 245760 2009-05-25 12:20 machines.tar
-rw------- 1 root root 49152 2009-08-23 04:12 mej.doc
drwxrwx--- 1 fadi fadi 0 2009-07-17 13:41 Music
-rw------- 1 root root 66048 2009-05-08 22:22 Output with switch closed.doc
drwxrwx--- 1 fadi fadi 8192 2009-04-25 15:25 Pictures
drwxrwx--- 1 fadi fadi 40960 2009-08-07 20:18 Sources
-rw------- 1 root root 23552 2008-06-18 13:07 Thumbs.db


all folders have been changed
all files does not changed
 
Old 08-24-2009, 09:32 AM   #15
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Try
Code:
chmod -R 775 /mnt/collection
chown -R fadi:fadi /mnt/collection
What is the filesystem?
 
  


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