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The chown command is used to change the owner of a file. Typically, this is done as root to shift ownership from root to a user. The user is usually identified by a login name, though there are other possibilities.

To change a file, open a terminal and become root, then enter

chown UserName NameOfFile

If you need to change a folder and all its contents, then add the switch -R (for recursive):

chown -R UserName FolderName


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