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If I use the command chown username:groupname filename to assign permissions to both a user and a group, does the command have the same results when executing chgrp groupname filename?

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No, since you specified a user with chown.

chown :groupname filename
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Thanks. Sorry I should have elaborated. I meant does the inclusion of the group name have the same result as chgrp when I run the command chown username:groupname filename? –  PeanutsMonkey Mar 27 '12 at 21:24
    
chown allows you to change user and/or group, yes. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Mar 27 '12 at 22:13

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