Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2019
chgrp - change group ownership
]... ,GROUP FILE/
]... ,--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
- -f, --silent, --quiet
suppress most error messages
- -v, --verbose
output a diagnostic for every file processed
affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is
the default), rather than the symbolic link itself
- -h, --no-dereference
affect symbolic links 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 '/'
use RFILE's group rather than specifying a
- -R, --recursive
operate on files and directories recursively
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.
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Copyright © 2019 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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.
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chgrp>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chgrp invocation'