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noob51
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Folder Ownership

Post by noob51 » 15. Apr 2014, 22:46

Hello again,

How do I change the ownership of a folder on an external hard drive. I forgot how to use the chown command, Can I rename the drive to something shorter than the long sequence of letters & Numbers. I know I'm lazy.

Thanks.

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knome
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Re: Folder Ownership

Post by knome » 15. Apr 2014, 23:33

Do man chown in a Terminal to unforget how to use it.

You can use Gparted to Label a partition.
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Re: Folder Ownership

Post by westms » 15. Apr 2014, 23:46

noob51 wrote:How do I change the ownership of a folder on an external hard drive.

I forgot how to use the chown command,
After mounting:

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chown username:groupname file
Can I rename the drive to something shorter than the long sequence of letters & Numbers. I know I'm lazy.
You may give a volume name to the partition. If the filesystem is ext2, ext3 or ext4, with command:

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e2label /dev/<partition-name> volume-name
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tune2fs -L volume-name /dev/<partition-name>
The volume name can be used by the mount command.

noob51
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Re: Folder Ownership

Post by noob51 » 16. Apr 2014, 14:39

Thank You,

Took a while to relearn chown, used gparted to lable external, never had a label only a UUID.

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