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Jan 172009

How to change the owner of a file in Linux


You need to use the chown command:

1. To change the owner of text.txt to john

# chown john /tmp/text.txt

2. To change the owner of text.txt to john, but group identifier to admin.

# chown john:admin /tmp/text.txt

3. To change the group of text.txt to admin

# chown :admin /tmp/text.txt


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