[MPlayer-users] file owner

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Thu Jan 6 18:44:04 CET 2005

> what are you saying to do??  

Next time you extract a tar better use the --no-same-owner
And if that's a default install you used a IMHO crappy distribution.

> how can i change the ownership of a folder and files with in it to
> someone else?

chown -R user:group MPlayer-1.0pre6a

Alternatively as root do
rm -rf MPlayer-1.0pre6a
to delete the files and untar again as normal user but this time with --no-same-owner.

Anyway, this is not a MPlayer related problem, so maybe better ask at a
place that provides general linux help (finding a local linux user group
might be a rather good idea, too...).

Reimar Döffinger

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