New installation Jaunty constant permissions problems

steven vollom stevenvollom at
Tue May 19 23:05:05 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 01:12:20 pm John L Vifian wrote:
> info chown
Thanks John, this is really helpful.  I have been experimenting with it for a 
few minutes and can see that if I can get these to front lobe memory, I can 
start understanding.  I am going to take time each day leaning the meaning of 
some of these commands and take the path that they lead me by the various 
instructions.  Chown means Change Ownership which seems an acceptable acronym.  
It means a lot more when I see it as change ownership than chown.  There are 
words I will have to get comfortable with because I have never used them, like 
prepend and symbolic link and referent and recursive and verbose; some I have 
heard, but never used or understood.  Unless I am in Root, I can't really hurt 
anything while I explore, can I?  Thanks!


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