chown - Linux command line tool to change the owner/group of a fileFollow @ggarron
Changes the owner or the group the file is associated with.
chown [options] owner file-list chown [options] owner:group file-list chown [options] :group file-list
Keep in mind that only root can change the owner of a file and only a user who belongs to the new group can change the group a file is associated with (also root can do this).
The owner is the user who will be the new owner of the file-list. The file-list are the files or file which is going to change its owner.
- Displays a message for each fiel whose ownership or group is changed
- Changes the ownership/group of the files symbolic links point to, not the symbolic links themselves. The default is --no-dereference.
- Prevents chown from displaying error messages when it is unable to change the ownership/group of a file
- When you include directories in the file-list this options makes all the files in that directory to be affected by the command Examples chown jose:contabilidad /home/account/ -R This is going to make all files inside /home/account/ and its subdirectories to belong to jose and to be associated with the group contabilidad.