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chown has no effect even after it claims it changed owner

The user 'user' exists on the server. The group 'homeusers' exist on the server. This is what is happenening: user@localhost / $ ssh user@server user@server:~$ lsb_release -a Description: Ubuntu ...
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how to make /usr/lib owned by root again

I chowned -R username /usr/lib and now i cannot sudo or do any thing really due to sudoers.so belonging to username. How do i fix this and make /usr/lib owned by root again?
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Wireless driver not loading after changing ownership of /usr/lib. How can I restore default ownership?

I have changed the ownership of /usr/lib by mistake as root:root by running the below command: sudo chown -R root:root /usr/lib/ Now, the wireless drivers are not loading and also I am not able to ...
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Why can't I set group and ownership of one folder without afffecting the other?

I've upgraded an Ubuntu PC from 10.04 to 12.04. Problem is all the permissions were wrong on the home folders. So, I did the following: sudo chown -R james:james /home/james/* sudo chown -R ...
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weird change of owner for user home dir when installing vettle

All of a sudden my home dir turned to be owned by user '1016': drwxr-xr-x 96 1016 1016 20480 Apr 2 2010 albert drwxr-xr-x 32 guest guest 4096 Mar 16 13:46 guest I don't understand how that ...
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How do I know my system is broken after chown -R root usr/bin?

This question is related to another question -- "Can't access any functions after chown command." -- but I think it may be worthy of an independent question. My question is: how do I know that my ...
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12.04 LTS won't boot after modifying root directory permissions

I accidentally changed permissions to root directory on my system and now my system won't boot, I tried to fix packages from grub recovery and check file system but nothing. Here's the code I ...
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How can I add file create read write and delete for a specific user?

Question: I need to give file create, read, write and delete access to /var/log for user bind only. How can I do that, short of allowing read and write and delete access for everybody ?
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How to use `chown` and `chmod` to make a “pipe” or “pass through” link from guest directory to elsewhere

I want to either extend the size of my guest partition or figure out how to copy stuff from the guest partition to my normal /home directory. (Because of some other problems I can only run Xorg as ...