chown how to change ownership on a symlink

If you just do a normal chown user.user somedir it won't work.  You will see the ownership is still the previous owner.

How To Change Ownership Of Symlink:

The simplest part is just adding the -h which means no dereference so it applies the ownership on the symlink and does not try (and fail) to change ownership of the dereferenced symlink destination.

chown -h user.user somedir


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