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Saturday, 16 September 2017

chown Linux Command


chown [options] newowner files chown [options] --reference=filename files
Change the ownership of one or more files to newowner. newowner is either a user ID number or a login name located in /etc/passwd. chown also accepts users in the form newowner:newgroup or newowner.newgroup. The last two forms change the group ownership as well. If no owner is specified, the owner is unchanged. With a period or colon but no group, the group is changed to that of the new owner. Only the current owner of a file or a privileged user may change the owner.


-c, --changes
Print information about files that are changed.

Follow symbolic links.

-f, --silent, --quiet
Do not print error messages about files that cannot be changed.

-h, --no-dereference
Change the ownership of each symbolic link (on systems that allow it), rather than the referenced file.

-v, --verbose
Print information about all files that chown attempts to change, whether or not they are actually changed.

-R, --recursive
Traverse subdirectories recursively, applying changes.

Change owner to the owner of filename instead of specifying a new owner explicitly.

Print help message and then exit.

Print version information and then exit.
Annamalai Thangaraj

Annamalai is working as Technical Lead in Leading Telecom company with 5+ years experience in Identity and Access Management , Telecom and Networks, BigData, Java, Spring, Struts, Hibernate, AngularJS, and Enterprise Web Application Development.

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Item Reviewed: chown Linux Command Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Annamalai Thangaraj