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For some reason after reinstalling Debian 8 (LVM encrypted) I need to sudo for any writing command in certain directories of /home/manuel/ directory (not even all of them!).

I tried chmod a=awx [-R] to allow write access to my user (which belongs to the sudoeur group) but nothing changed.

How do I allow any directory under /home/username to be directly readable/writable/executable when my user (username) is signed in?

EDIT:

ls -l /home/manuel/ returns

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drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Jun 6 12:09 subdir # this is the directory I want to give my user full rwx access

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  • /home/ is a place where all users home folders is put. My direct path to my home folder would be /home/roxto/ while yours should be /home/jeff/ et.c.
    – roxto
    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:18
  • of course I meant /home/username. I'll fix the answer's body
    – dragonmnl
    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:20
  • can you please do ls -l /home/manuel/
    – roxto
    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:29
  • quesions's body*
    – dragonmnl
    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:29
  • @roxto I updated my question
    – dragonmnl
    Jun 6, 2016 at 10:52

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Try,

chown manuel:manuel /home/manuel/subdir/ 

above command will give your account ownership over the folder subdir, if there's more directories owned by root under subdir (you can check with ls -Rl /home/manuel/subdir/) you could add the recursive option -R to the earlier chown command like this chown -R manuel:manuel /home/manuel/subdir/. That'll make all folders under subdir owned by manuel.

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