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To change permissions recursively, use the -R parameter. BUT: Instead of changing the file permissions system wide, it's better to aquire the required permissions temporarily. Use 'su' (switch user) for this purpose. Do not change the permissions until you really know what you are doing!
EDIT: Permission of Windows mounts are changed in /etc/fstab or the actual mount command itself, since Windows does not use the same permissions system as Linux. Use umask=0000 as option.
Last edited by abisko00; 02-08-2006 at 04:51 AM.