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webnoob
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Permissions

Post by webnoob » 2018/10/18 18:03:55

I have a Centos 7 Server where I run a Minecraft server. I often take backup of the entire Minecraft folder. My Server recently crashed and I decided to make a new server instead of trying to get the server to work.
Instead for running Minecraft from the root user I decided to create a user for it. I copied my Minecraft folder backup into the new users Home folder. When I try to start the server I get a permissions error.

How do I give ownership of the Minecraft folder, and sub-folders and sub-files, to the new user all at once?

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Re: Permissions

Post by mghe » 2018/10/19 05:47:00

What message do You have?

Did You look to server documentation? I think there will be answer for You question.

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Re: Permissions

Post by TrevorH » 2018/10/19 07:55:34

You'll need to use the chown command to change the ownership of the files/directories involved. You can read man chown for complete usage info but you'll want to use the -R (recurse) switch and specify the new user:group. Be careful of what and where you run that as you'll need to be root to change the ownership of the root owned files to someone else and a mistake there could end up changing ownership recursively of the wrong thing.

And good idea, never run anything as root that doesn't require it.
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Re: Permissions

Post by webnoob » 2018/10/20 15:39:54

how do I do it on a folder in the other users home folder?

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