Posted On 2007-04-27 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Run a command with a different root directory
''chroot'' runs a command with a specified root directory. On many systems, only the super-user can do this.


chroot OPTIONOrdinarily, filenames are looked up starting at the root of the directory structure, i.e. ''/''

''chroot'' changes the root to the directory NEWROOT (which must exist) and then runs COMMAND with optional ARGS.

If COMMAND is not specified, the default is the value of the `SHELL'' environment variable or `/bin/sh'' if not set, invoked with the `-i'' option.

The only options are `--help'' and `--version''

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