Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
When copying a file between one system and another, occasionally both the permissions and owner for the files will be incorrect. You may need to change the owner of the file because the file is unable to be edited by the user due to permissions issues. While you could mess with the Finder’s “Get Info” panel to make these changes, there’s a better, and more simple way to change a large group of files at the same time. We’ll rely on the “chown” command to change the owner of a specified group of files, right from the command line.