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Old 01-12-2010, 08:53 AM   #1
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How to use the chown command

my home/container has me as the owner but the contents all belong to root...I've tried >chown cbjhawks /home/cbjhawks but that didnt change anything. Should it be >chown -R cbjhawks /home/cbjhawks? Or what is the proper command for doing this...thanks
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#chown -v --recursive username /home/username/*
#chown -v --recursive username /home/username/*.*

#man chown
Old 01-12-2010, 10:10 AM   #3
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thanks you so much...they worked perfectly...will remember/retain them


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