CHGRP

Posted On 2007-04-27 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Change group ownership

''chgrp'' changes the group ownership of each given File to Group (which can be either a group name or a numeric group id) or to the group of an existing reference file.

SYNTAX
chgrp [Options]... {Group | --reference=File} File...

KEY

`-c''
`--changes''
Verbosely describe the action for each File whose group actually
changes.

`-f''
`--silent''
`--quiet''
Do not print error messages about files whose group cannot be
changed.

`-f''
`--no-dereference''
Act on symbolic links themselves instead of what they point to.
Only available if the `lchown'' system call is provided.

`--reference=FILE''
Use the group of the reference FILE instead of an explicit GROUP.

`-v''
`--verbose''
Verbosely describe the action or non-action taken for every File.

`-R''
`--recursive''
Recursively change the group ownership of directories and their
contents.Example

Make Oracle the owner of the database directory
$chgrp oracle /usr/database



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