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How to use chown Linux command

The chown command changes the user and/or group ownership of each given file.

Usage

Change the owner of the file, foo.txt, to root

$ chmod root foo.txt

Change the owner of the file, foo.txt, to root and the group owner to sudousers

$ chmod root:sudousers foo.txt

Change the owner of the files to root against files under the directory, linux, recursively

$ chown -R root linux/