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
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
The full documentation for chgrp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and chgrp programs are properly installed at your site, the
info coreutils chgrp
should give you access to the complete manual.
chgrp (coreutils) 5.2.1 July 2005 CHGRP(1)
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