I'm a relatively new Linux user and was transferring over to a new computer, so I decided to copy some files (some configs, downloads, and home files) over to a hard drive (from a previous laptop). Instead of using
sudo nautilus I used
sudo cp -r instead as I thought it would be faster. But when I transfer over these files to the new PC I can't do anything to them unless I use
sudo (NOTE: the passwords of the two devices are different). Is there a way I can 'truly' copy these files ignoring these privileges. The command or technique can use
sudo, as long as I don't need to use
sudo ever again to access these files.
I have the old computer from which I got these files, but I don't currently have access to it, so I'm looking for methods that can be done on the new computer.
For example, I copied over some Projects that use
make, and when I use
make clean, It says that permission is denied, even though the folder is in my Home folder. So I need to pass in
sudo for each of these commands in order for it to work.
Any sort of help will be appreciated, including guides of any sort. Thanks!