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Finding User Files and Reassigning Permissions in Linux

Hands-On Lab


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Managing files and the users that own them is a key skill for any system administrator. In this activity, the student will be using the Linux command line to find files that are owned by a specific user no longer on the system and then automatically reassign them to a new user. At the end of this scenario, the student will have a firm grasp of how to use the find command to manage files in addition to just finding them.

Note: chown [new-owner]:[new-group] [file-name]

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.