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Katie Adams Author

This worked! Thank you so much - and your explanation is perfect, exactly what I needed.

If I might ask you one more question: in that last line, what do the -R g+w parameters do? Everything else I understand.

You're the best!!!

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Phil Ashby

Hi Katie, glad that all worked :)

the -R means 'recursive', hence the change applies down through all files and folders from the starting point

the 'g+w' means 'group, add write', thus it permits anyone in a group to write to the files/folders this command applies to.

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Katie Adams Author

Ah, I understand now. I cannot thank you enough, Phil. :D