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Old 07-03-2002, 11:48 PM   #1
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ownership modding


As root I copied over some files from one machine to another which will be used by users (modified, read). As a standard power user I do not have permissions to put anything in these directories i copied over, nor can I write to the files.

My question is, while in console, how do i change the ownership of a directory and it's contents to a power user? Want to learn how to do it in console so i don't have to rely on a GUI.

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Ben.
 
Old 07-04-2002, 12:04 AM   #2
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bkeating,

Two commands you can use on the command line are chmod for the rwx permissions and chown for ownership.

I believe you can use the -R flag for each to apply the change to files within a directory.

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Old 07-04-2002, 03:19 AM   #3
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you might also want to change the group owner of the file with chgrp.
 
  


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