chown ??

Petrus de Calguarium pgueckel at
Wed Jun 29 23:18:39 UTC 2011

james tate wrote:

> On a backup drive /mnt/home/tom , I want to change all directories and
> files in tom to owner:tom .
> The drive is mounted but from /home the command  chown -R tom tom is not
> changing the directories and files to owner, tom .
> Command chown  -R tom:tom tom won't change the ownership in the
> directories and files in
> directory tom .

I kind of ran into that myself. /mnt is owned by root, so mounting user stuff 
to that is always problematic.

My solution:

mount user stuff to /home/you/mountpoint.

Eg. I mount my Documents partition and my Backup partition to 
/home/me/Documents and /home/me/Backup. This way, I am the owner and I don't 
have to ???? with changing the ownership of /mnt/stuff.

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