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.

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


Verbosely describe the action for each File whose group actually

Do not print error messages about files whose group cannot be

Act on symbolic links themselves instead of what they point to.
Only available if the `lchown'' system call is provided.

Use the group of the reference FILE instead of an explicit GROUP.

Verbosely describe the action or non-action taken for every File.

Recursively change the group ownership of directories and their

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

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