after installing Gloria, I have a problem. I have backuped the files and folders of my home folder of Felicia on an external hard drive. When I tried to copy them in my home folder of Gloria I couldn't do it as user hamburn, but only as root. Now they all belong to root, even if they belong to user hamburn on the external drive. I can see there is an ability to change the owner-rights of the folders, but it don't work for the the files inside, too. I have tried the methods I know to change that, but the only method that works is by doing that file by file, even it looks as if there is an ability in properties of the folders. It doesn't work..
Nearly seventy folders with nearly six thousand files, it will be hard work to do so.
Last chance I can see is, to change the owner of my files by the command line.
Can somebody tell me the commands I need to get my folders and files back, please.
Last edited by hamburn
on Thu May 28, 2009 10:22 am, edited 1 time in total.
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The interesting users are your mother, your neighbor. Those are the people that will decide whether or not linux is accepted on the desktop.