How do I change group ownership in Linux?

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by anissa , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How do I change group ownership in Linux?

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by alivia , 6 months ago

@anissa 

To change the group ownership of a file or directory in Linux, you can use the chgrp command. Here's the syntax:

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chgrp <group_name> <file_or_directory>


Here, <group_name> represents the name of the group you want to assign, and <file_or_directory> represents the file or directory for which you want to change the group ownership.


For example, let's say you want to change the group ownership of a file named "file.txt" to a group called "mygroup". You would use the following command:

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chgrp mygroup file.txt


Note that you may need root or administrative privileges to change the group ownership of a file that you don't personally own. In that case, you can use the sudo command before chgrp, providing the administrator password when prompted.

by thelma.stanton , 12 days ago

@anissa 

To change the group ownership of a file or directory in Linux, you can use the "chown" command.


Here is the command syntax to change the group ownership:

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sudo chown :newgroup filename


Explanation:

  • sudo: To run the command with root privileges.
  • chown: Command to change file ownership.
  • :newgroup: The colon (:) followed by the name of the new group you want to assign. If you only want to change the group and keep the user ownership the same, you can omit the user part before the colon.
  • filename: The file or directory for which you want to change the group ownership.


For example, if you want to change the group ownership of a file named "example.txt" to a group called "newgroup", the command would be:

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sudo chown :newgroup example.txt


Ensure to replace newgroup and example.txt with the appropriate group name and file you are working with.