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Re: Chown Foibles

On 05/07/14 21:56, David Baron 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?

chown -R thisuser:thisuser /home/thisuser
# note the absence of trailing /.*

unless you have some clear reason why someone would need files under their homedir to be owned by a different user or have a non-default group.

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