Re: Chown Foibles
On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:56:47 +0300
David Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Continuing to set up my new 64-bit install.
> Any attempt to chown -R thisuser:thisuser /home/thisuser/.*
> For example,to reset permissions of hidden items, will change ALL
> users' home folders, everything. Actually, on the surface, this might
> seem correct behavior because of the '.' This is, of course, a
> catastrophe. Their kde, etc, is unusable.
> How can I do this?
You could try .[a-z]* or similar, but there's almost always going to be
exceptions there. Your safest option is probably to use find.