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Old 01-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Pat
 
Default Changing owner/file permissions SOLVED

Ken Rune Helland wrote:
> Pat wrote:
>
>> I have several files I copied over from another Ubuntu system. They are
>> locked and while I can copy them and create usuable files, I would like
>> to be able to change the files and their directory's owner to allow me
>> full access. Right now the owner is nobody and the group is nogroup. How
>> do I change that to be myself?
>>
>> I tried chmod but I'm not sure of the syntax and all I get is an
>> 'Operation is not permitted' I've tried chown and chgrp and get the same
>> response. What am I missing? I know it's something simple, but I can't
>> figure out what command I need.
>>
>> This is an example of what I see with ls -l
>>
>> drwxr-xr-x 3 nobody nogroup 4096 2009-01-12 20:40 Jazy
>>
>> I want to change nobody and nogroup to my own id.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Pat Brown
>>
>
> $ chown --help
> Usage: chown [OPTION]... [OWNER][:[GROUP]] FILE...
>
>
> propably need root perimsions so:
> $sudo chown user:group file
> should do it.
>
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> Best regards
> KenR
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> Yeah, thanks. That did it. I knew it was something simple.
>
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