1. Executable programs or shell commands
CHGRPSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2022
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NAMEchgrp - change group ownership
SYNOPSISchgrp [,OPTION/]... ,GROUP FILE/...
chgrp [,OPTION/]... ,--reference=RFILE FILE/...
Change the group of each FILE to GROUP. With --reference, change the group of each FILE to that of RFILE.
- -c, --changes
- like verbose but report only when a change is made
- -f, --silent, --quiet
- suppress most error messages
- -v, --verbose
- output a diagnostic for every file processed
- affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default), rather than the symbolic link itself
- -h, --no-dereference
- affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file (useful only on systems that can change the ownership of a symlink)
- do not treat '/' specially (the default)
- fail to operate recursively on '/'
- use RFILE's group rather than specifying a GROUP value
- -R, --recursive
- operate on files and directories recursively
The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.
- if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it
- traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered
- do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
- chgrp staff /u
- Change the group of /u to "staff".
- chgrp -hR staff /u
- Change the group of /u and subfiles to "staff".
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGSGNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOchown(1), chown(2)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chgrp>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chgrp invocation'
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