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MAN page from Mandriva  2007 coreutils-doc-5.97-6.mdv2007.0.mde.i586.rpm

CHGRP

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2006
Index 

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, ratherthan the symbolic link itself (this is the default)
-h, --no-dereference
affect each symbolic link instead of any referencedfile (useful only on systems that can change theownership 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 specifyingGROUP 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 -Roption is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the finalone takes effect.

-H
if a command line argument is a symbolic linkto a directory, traverse it
-L
traverse every symbolic link to a directoryencountered
-P
do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

EXAMPLES

chgrp staff /u
Change the group of /u to "staff".
chgrp -hR staff /u
Change the group of /u and subfiles to "staff".
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering. 

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutilsAATTgnu.org>. 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms ofthe GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. 

SEE ALSO

The full documentation forchgrpis maintained as a Texinfo manual. If theinfoandchgrpprograms are properly installed at your site, the command
info chgrp

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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