Re: Chown Foibles
On 2014-07-05 22:56 +0200, David Baron wrote:
> 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.
Yes, that's a (dubious) feature required by POSIX.
> How can I do this?
Use ".[!.]*" instead of ".*". Or use zsh which will skip current and
parent directory when expanding ".*" .