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linux how to change rights on a folder

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I have this folder

 ls -ld sap

drwxr-xr-x 10 root sapsys 4096 Jan  9 23:06 sap

I need to change rights to pipadm,sapsys  ( get rid of root )

Do i need to use chmod command ? Any help would be appreciated
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As root:

chown pipadm:sapsys sap

If you want to change the owner of everything below the "sap" subdirectory, too, then use the recursive flag of "chown" ("-R"):

chown -R pipadm:sapsys sap

"chown" means "change owner". The value on the left of the colon designates the new owner, the value on the right designates the new group. Either one can be omitted, if no change is desired or required. To change only the group its name must thus be preceeded by the colon.

"chmod" , on the other hand, means "change modes" and is used to change permissions (read/write/execute for owner, group, others).
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