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chown

 
Change user and group ownership of files and directories. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chown.
 
  • Change the owner user of a file/directory:
     
    chown {{user}} {{path/to/file_or_directory}}
     
  • Change the owner user and group of a file/directory:
     
    chown {{user}}:{{group}} {{path/to/file_or_directory}}
     
  • Recursively change the owner of a directory and its contents:
     
    chown -R {{user}} {{path/to/directory}}
     
  • Change the owner of a symbolic link:
     
    chown -h {{user}} {{path/to/symlink}}
     
  • Change the owner of a file/directory to match a reference file:
     
    chown --reference={{path/to/reference_file}} {{path/to/file_or_directory}}

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