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Sometimes I use root account to create some file for normal user. But it is just for convenient. And I really hope the owner of this file should be the user I create this file for.

How can I change the file owner? (GUI tools are better)

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    Do you know the chown command? It's a basic to change owner of files... – Bardyl May 2 '18 at 10:56
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    I did not know before. But after searching, it makes sense. – pah8J May 2 '18 at 10:59
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    After all these years you'd think this is a duplicate question but I didn't see an original. +1. – WinEunuuchs2Unix May 2 '18 at 11:33
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Suppose you have a file named abc and user is user1 and probably group will be user1 then use the command:

sudo chown user1 abc

And if you want to change the user and group of file then:

sudo chown user1:user1 abc

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