[ubuntu] Error changing owner

Albin Blaschka albin.blaschka at sbg.ac.at
Wed May 4 12:52:38 UTC 2005

lluishc schrieb:

> I have defined a new FAT32 partition in my HD to share docs between
> ubuntu and windows. Since all documents i've put there (from inside
> windows) have root as user, i tried to change it to my user, to allow
> me to edit them.
> The command to do it, if i'm not wrong, is 
> chown -R user /data

FAT32 does not know anything of users/owners...so it is not possible to 
change the owner on FAT32 partitions...
And the syntax would be: chown -R user:group /directory

best wishes, albin

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