Permissions on external HDD

I’m still learning to manage my system using the terminal.
I got several external drives and use gparted to manage partitions. Today I rewrote the partition table on one of them and created an ext4 partition. I tried to copy some files to it and had to realize I don’t have permission to write on the hdd because it’s owned by root. I solved the issue with gnome-disk-utility.
But what would I do in the terminal?

btw I used gparted for years on other distros and never had this situation and this is not my first ext4 partition on external hdds.

sudo chown -R username:username /mount/point


Probably use chown .


Thx, that’s probably what gnome disk utility did.

Thx, I’ll work through this later.


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