I am relatively knew to Ubuntu and I want to learn about the
chown command, so I tried to read the
man chown but I find it very difficult to understand. Is there a document for this that is simpler and easier to understand?
Actually there is such documentation. Open a command line terminal - CtrlAltT and enter:
you will find this document uses less technical terms and phrasing, and explains the command in a more "conversational" manner. It is therefore easier to read and understand for beginner users.
After reading the
info page I recommend familiarizing yourself with the
man page for
chown, because the
man pages tend to be more succinct and complete.
I suggest installing tldr project:
$ tldr chown # chown Change user and group ownership of files and folders. - Change the owner user of a file/folder: chown user path/to/file - Change the owner user and group of a file/folder: chown user:group path/to/file - Recursively change the owner of a folder and its contents: chown -R user path/to/folder - Change the owner of a symbolic link: chown -h user path/to/symlink - Change the owner of a file/folder to match a reference file: chown --reference=path/to/reference_file path/to/file
Not supposed to post link only answers (for which I apologise) but I think this link might be what you are looking for as it explains things in simple detail with examples.
I love the linux today tutorials. Just google linux today and command you are looking for. Most common commands have articles.