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CHGRP(1) User Commands CHGRP(1)
chgrp - change group ownership
chgrp [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.
like verbose but report only when a change is made
affect the referent of each symbolic link, rather than the sym-
bolic link itself (this is the default)
affect each symbolic link instead of any referenced file (useful
only on systems that can change the ownership of a symlink)
--no-preserve-root do not treat '/' specially (the default)
fail to operate recursively on '/'
-f, --silent, --quiet
suppress most error messages
use RFILE's group rather than the specifying GROUP value
operate on files and directories recursively
output a diagnostic for every file processed
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.
-H if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory,
-L traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered
-P do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
--help 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".
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the
extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for chgrp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and chgrp programs are properly installed at your site, the
should give you access to the complete manual.
chgrp 5.97 March 2012 CHGRP(1)
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