Learn about file ownership and how to change owners.
- [Instructor] In this movie, … we'll talk about file and directory ownership. … Ownership is how Unix knows … which files and directories belong to you. … If you own a file, you can control access to it. … We can view the ownership when we type the ls-l command. … The third and fourth columns in that list. … The ones that say Kevin Skogland and staff, … those are the ones we want to pay attention to. … The owner of these files and directories … is Kevin Skogland and the group is staff. … Now, of course, yours will be different. … If we use ls -la, … that'll show the hidden files too. … Notice if we scroll up a bit here … that the parent directory has a different owner and group. … So my user home directory, … the one that belongs to me, … is something I own, but the root of the system … which is a special user, … we'll talk a bit more about it later on. … The root user, owns the directory that's above. … I can't make changes to that parent directory … unless the root user has allowed me to do so now. …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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