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is it safe to do chown -Rcvf user /home/user cause it changed permissions for a lot of files. i mean is it ok that the user can now edit the ...
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    giving full control to the user of his folder


    is it safe to do

    chown -Rcvf user /home/user

    cause it changed permissions for a lot of files.

    i mean is it ok that the user can now edit the files he couldnt before?


    thank you

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    I think it is ok. After all there are no "system important" files in that folder. Be careful with the -R flag though when using it with chmod and chown.

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    Yeah...it's ok to do that. The user should be the owner of all his files anyway.
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    k thanks

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