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Old 12-13-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Linux Permission issues - cant change group

I am having issues with changing the group for a directory and all sub directories and files. Would someone let me know what I am doing wrong.

All my media is located in


I ran ls -l on this directory and saw the following permissions:

drwxr-xr-x. 90 trb trb 8192 May 26  2015 Videos
Then I attempted to run the following command

 chgrp -R recording Videos
And was told that I have an invalid group

chgrp: invalid group: ‘recording’

I verified both the recording user/group exist on my system. What do I need to do in order to allow recording to have read access on this directory so I can complete my configuration

chown: changing group of ‘Videos/’: Operation not permitted
[trb@localhost Videos]$ chown -R :recording Videos/

Would someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Old 12-13-2015, 10:10 PM   #2
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You can not do that unless you are root or you are part of the group recording.


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