I am fairly new to Linux myself, so this warning may not apply to Fedora. On Solaris the chown -R command will follow soft links, which can create some unexpected results.
At 12:38 PM 2/18/2005, you wrote:
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Tim Holmes wrote:
|Hi Folks: | |I know that this is a kinda basic question, but I don't want to totally |mess up my webserver. I have moved some directories to our new |webserver, and because of the move, they have all been flagged as owned |by and in the root group. I want to change this to tholmes owner, and |apache group. | |I am familiar with the chown and chgrp commands, my question pertains to |using the recursive flag and the proper syntax for it. For example the |directory /var/www/html/mcaschool/ contains our schools website -- every |file within that website should have a owner of tholmes and group of |apache. | |As I understand it, I would issue the following commands from the |/var/www/html/mcaschool/ directory: |chown tholmes /var/www/html/mcaschool/* -R |chgrp apache /var/www/html/mcaschool/* -R | |Is this correct, or what is the correct command sequence. I think I |have found the right commands, but I don't dare try it till I am sure as |I cannot afford to screw up the entire site.
The commands you listed will work; although I would suggest you try using: ~ chown tholmes.apache /var/www/html/mcaschool/* -R and you may want to change ownership of the directory itself; otherwise, any new files in the root directory will still be owned by the owner of the directory. ~ chown tholmes.apache /var/www/html/mcaschool
| |Thanks | |Tim Holmes | |IT Manager / Webmaster |Medina Christian Academy |A Higher Standard... | |Jeremiah 33:3 |Jeremiah 29:11 |Esther 4:14 | | |
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