Man page of CHGRP
Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2009
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chgrp - change group ownership
[OPTION]... GROUP FILE...
[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
affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is
the default), rather than the symbolic link itself
- -h, --no-dereference
affect each symbolic link 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 `/'
- -f, --silent, --quiet
suppress most error messages
use RFILE's group rather than specifying a
- -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.
if a command line argument is a symbolic link
to a directory, traverse it
traverse every symbolic link to a directory
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".
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Report chgrp bugs to [email protected]
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Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'chgrp invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
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