Linux Mint Change File Owner Tutorial

November 14, 2017 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Linux Mint Change File Owner

Welcome, Mint User! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-step How to Change File/Directory Owner on Linux Mint Desktop.

And the Linux Mint Change File Owner instruction is to Set a different Owner for Files and Directories on the Linux Mint File System.

Furthermore, Mastering the Ownerships Over Files and Directories is the First, Step in Setting Up Permissions and so Establishing a Security over the System.

Finally, Following the Tutorial You will Get a Little Practice with the Linux Mint Shell Command Line.

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  1. Linux Mint Terminal Tutorial for Beginners

    Linux Mint Terminal Quick Start
  2. Who Can Set/Change the Ownership?.

    Only the Administrators or a Super-User Can Change a File/Directory Ownership!

  3. How to Set/Change the Ownership?.

    • To Set/Change Ownership Over a Single File/Directory:

      sudo su -c "chown [myUser]:[myGroup] [myEntity]"

      Where [myUser] is your’s user Name & [myGroup] is your’s user Primary Group.

      How to Look Up Username & Group on Terminal

      Find Username & Group

      For Instance:

      mkdir -p $HOME/hello/world

      Now to Give the ‘world’ Directory to the ‘root’ User do:

      sudo su -c "chown root:root $HOME/hello/world"

      Checking Ownership:

      ls -l $HOME/hello
    • To Set/Change Permissions Recursively Over a Directory and it’s Content (Subdirectories and Files):

      sudo su -c "chown -R [myUser]:[myGroup] [myEntity]"

      For Instance:

      sudo su -c "touch $HOME/hello/world/happy"

      Checking Ownership:

      ls -l $HOME/hello && ls -l $HOME/hello/world

      Now to Get Back the ‘world’ Directory with the ‘happy’ File:)

      sudo su -c "chown -R [myUser]:[myGroup] $HOME/hello/world"

      Check again Ownership like Above…

  4. How to Change Permissions on Linux Mint File System

    Linux Mint Change Permission Shell
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