Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2004, 05:29 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 130

Rep: Reputation: 15
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, 05:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2001
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,046

Rep: Reputation: 45
Well, you could always just use
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.


Old 11-23-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985Reputation: 1985
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, 08:50 PM   #4
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 130

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
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


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shell Script: Find "Word" Run "Command" granatica Linux - Software 5 07-25-2007 07:42 AM
Looking for a remote "chown" command ? MikeAtVillage Linux - Networking 4 05-23-2005 08:41 AM
Tiny Sofa 2.0 - I thought "halt", "reboot" were only root command ?? sorcerer Linux - Distributions 1 08-21-2004 03:28 PM
Error: "Unable to initialize frontend:KDE" massai Linux - Newbie 8 02-24-2004 06:40 PM
"segmentation error" when issuing "useradd" command through terminal with RH 9.0 kaihuang Linux - General 0 10-21-2003 11:47 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:41 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration