How can I find out owner and group of a directory in Ubuntu?
You can do this: 1st way:
ls -l /path/to/file
*the third field in the ls -l output is the user and the fourth is the group
$ stat py File: `py' Size: 32 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 regular file Device: 801h/2049d Inode: 429064 Links: 1 Access: (0777/-rwxrwxrwx) Uid: ( 1000/ razvan) Gid: ( 1000/ razvan) Access: 2012-07-27 17:49:05.682143441 +0300 Modify: 2012-07-01 03:58:02.848540175 +0300 Change: 2012-08-01 21:12:57.129819212 +0300
The razvan in the Uid field is the owner/user, the razvan in the Gid field is the group. 8-|
3rd way: Get only the user and group with stat:
stat -c "%U %G" /path/to/file
ls with the
-l flag to show the owner and group-owner of files and directories in the current directory (or in a specific named directory).
~$ ls -l drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 4096 Aug 12 19:12 Desktop ...
~$ ls -l /home/username drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 4096 Aug 12 19:12 Desktop ...
ls with the
-d flags to show this information about the current directory itself (or about a specific named directory):
~$ ls -ld drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 4096 Aug 12 19:12 .
~$ ls -ld ~/Desktop drwxr-xr-x 2 owner group 4096 Aug 12 19:12 Desktop