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Old 11-23-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
TippyToes
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Exclamation Need Frontend to "chown" command


I want to chown a large number of various files and folders. Is there a chown frontend/GUI out there (in RPM format) that I can install on my Fedora Core 2/Gnome box?.

For whatever crazy reason, when I download files from my site using IglooFTP (to my home folder), they show up as belonging to root - even though I am the legit owner.

Anyway, thank's
 
Old 11-23-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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Well, you could always just use
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chown -vR <owner:group> <somedirectory>
But there's usually a gui button on whatever file manager seems to around (not sure what it is for Gnome... Nautilus ?) to change the file permissions, and do it recursively - i.e. the "R" option for chown.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 11-23-2004, 07:07 PM   #3
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i seriously doubt (hope not?) that a UI front end to somethign so basic as chown exists. any file manager is likely to allow access to permission settings, and a UI dedicated to just changing file permissions is really odd. and totally unnecessary.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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I've been a bit under the weather lately due to illness but I just wanted to pop in here and give you all a BIG THANK YOU for resolving my problem regarding the use of chown. It turned out that all I had to do was su into root, go into the correct folder and then do a simple...

chown vR username foldername

Thank's again
 
  


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