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Old 11-10-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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changing permissions command

Hey there!!!
Does anyone know how to change permissions in Linux?
I had a problem and i decided to make a new user account and i erased the previous one. In the home dir i still got the previous user-folder but this time is locked.
I want to have access to it and use its content.
Old 11-10-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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chown <new-user-name> <file name>

do as root.
Old 11-10-2006, 11:12 PM   #3
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probably need to make that chown -R(ecursive) - oh, and technically, we're changing ownership there. To specifically change perms, it'd be chmod, of course. (man ch{mod,own} for more details)

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