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Sep 01, 2009, 04:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Set the file's owner:

$ chown username somefile

"After giving this command, the new owner of a file called somefile will be the user username. The file's group owner will not change. Instead of a user name, you can also give the user's numeric ID here if you want.

"You can also set the file's group at the same time. If the user name is followed by a colon and a group name, the file's group will be changed as well.

$ chown username:usergroup somefile After giving this command, somefile's new owner would be user username and the group usergroup."

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