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The chown command can be used to change the ownership of files and directories. Changing file ownership requires superuser privileges, or at least the CAP_CHOWN capability (see ).

There is also the chgrp commant to chang the group ownership of files. However, on Linux and most modern Unix systems chown can be used to change file ownership, group ownership, or both.

Use this tag if you question is related to changing ownership of files.

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