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Benjamin Hedgepeth5,672 Points
Changes to hello.txt under a different user
After changing the owner from the user 'treehouse' to the user 'mike' changes are made to the file hello.txt. However the home directory is still that of the user 'treehouse'. Why wasn't the 'cd' command used to change the home directory of 'mike'? Wouldn't the changes be saved in the 'treehouse' directory?
Iain SimmonsTreehouse Moderator 32,302 Points
cd is the command for changing directory. You would use the
chown command to change the ownership of something (files or directories), and the
-R flag to make it recursive (all contents/children) if changing the ownership of a directory:
chown -R treehouse:mike treehouse/
Not sure you'd want to do that for a user's home directory though...