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  1. #1

    Change user and group of all files in a folder?

    Hi, I'm a newbie with servers and I wondered if you could change the user and group of all files in a folder because at the minute half of them are owned by ftp user and half by apache.

    I've resized 300 image files and need to copy them back over.

    I suppose I could delete them all in plesk file manager then re-upload them all, nothing could go wrong doing it that way could it?

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    chown -R user:group /path/
    will recursively change ownership.

    chown user:group /path/*
    will not recursively change ownership but will change ownership by directory.

    You could also do something like this, perhaps all .conf or all .html or all .zip etc:
    chown user:group /path/*.conf

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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    man chown and pick the options you want, you need root rights so either su to root or sudo chown user_who_should_own_files:group_owner_of_files
    you may also want to check chmod as depending on who created the files you may want to change access rights for owner/group/other

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  5. #4
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    My next newbie question is how do i access the command line?
    Do i need to install something on the server?
    Do i need to install OpenSSH on my windows comp?

    At the minute i can only access the server [Linux 2.6.18] through Plesk 9 and FTP.

  6. #5
    Have you a ssh access to your server?

  7. #6
    Yes i think the server can be accessed through ssh but i'm not 100% sure, i've downloaded Putty but havn't set it up yet, still reading the instructions on how to use it.

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