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Re: Directory ownership

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM, Gean Ceretta
<geanceretta@linuxmail.org> wrote:
> Good night friends, I'll appreciate some help here: For some reason, I'm not
> owner of my home folder, that implicates in some problems for programs that
> have to create folders here, as Wine for example. I've tried change the
> ownership of the directory with:
> # chown -Rv gean:gean /home/gean/
> *my username is gean
> no error is reported in this command, but the ownership and groups stays the
> same:
> $ ls -l /home
> drwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8192 Nov 11 02:56 gean

"chown -Rv gean:gean /home/gean/" changes the ownership of
"/home/gean/" and all files and directories below it.

Why do you want "/home" to be owned by "gean:gean"?!

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