What is the command chown?
- The command chown is used to change a file, directory, or link ownership.
- All files have associating users or group owners.
chown [OPTIONS] USER[:GROUP] FILE(s)
[OPTIONS] – options can be added.
[USER] – username or the numeric user ID of the new file owner.
[:] – used when a group of a file is being changed.
[GROUP] – changing the group ownership of a file is optional.
FILE – is the target file.
The chown command requires superuser permissions.