How to recursively change ownership of a directory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hi guys,

today I would like to share with you how to recursively change the ownership of a directory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Obviously this also works in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Debian 7 and others. Btw. “recursively” means the folder and everything what’s inside (files, sub directories etc..)…

it’s fairly easy – assuming you want to do recursive change of ownership of folder /tmp/mydirectory to user “root” within group “root”:

chown -R root:root /tmp/mydirectory

That was easy. Wasn’t it? ;). Enjoy the weekend.