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Old 02-21-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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changing ownership and group of multiple files..


i have serveral folders owned by one user who not longer is active fot the folders and content files are important to me.....i would like to permanently chang eonwership and groups for these.....
it is possible to chown multiple folders and files as one command..?

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Old 02-21-2005, 05:55 PM   #2
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chown -rV <newgroup>:<newowner> files
Cheers,

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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chown -rV <newgroup>:<newowner> files
Cheers,

mj
thank you so much.....i knew it could be done but had the newgroup newowners reversed...

i have three folders of over 500 files to change and dread the idea of doing in manually...

again thank you so much....worked perfectly...
 
Old 02-21-2005, 06:10 PM   #4
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No worries

(The thought of doing anything on a computer manually just seems crazy anyway - they were pretty much designed for automating simple tasks !)

Cheers,

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