chgrp



CHGRP(1)                         User Commands                        CHGRP(1)




NAME

       chgrp - change group ownership


SYNOPSIS

       chgrp [OPTION]... GROUP FILE...
       chgrp [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...


DESCRIPTION

       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

       --dereference
              affect the referent of each symbolic link, rather than the  sym-
              bolic link itself (this is the default)

       -h, --no-dereference
              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)

       --preserve-root
              fail to operate recursively on ‘/’

       -f, --silent, --quiet
              suppress most error messages

       --reference=RFILE
              use RFILE’s group rather than the specifying GROUP value

       -R, --recursive
              operate on files and directories recursively

       -v, --verbose
              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,
              traverse it

       -L     traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered

       -P     do not traverse any symbolic links (default)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit


AUTHOR

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       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
       PURPOSE.


SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for chgrp is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and chgrp programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the
       command

              info coreutils chgrp

       should give you access to the complete manual.



chgrp (coreutils) 5.2.1            July 2005                          CHGRP(1)

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