chown [Command]

chown [Command]

Command chown

chown – command changes the owner or group ownership of a file.


chown [cvfR] username:groupname files


-c displays only files with the change in ownership.
-f suppress error messages.
-v displays detailed information about the changes owners.
-R recursively change ownership of files in all subdirectories.


To make the user an owner of one or more files, type chown with user name, and then – the names of files. To change the group owner, add the user name after the point of a new group name.

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