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CHGRP(1) User Commands CHGRP(1)
chgrp - change group ownership
chgrp [OPTION]... GROUP FILE...
chgrp [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...
Change the group of each FILE to GROUP. With --reference, change the group of each FILE
to that of RFILE.
like verbose but report only when a change is made
-f, --silent, --quiet
suppress most error messages
output a diagnostic for every file processed
affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default), rather than the
symbolic link itself
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 GROUP value
operate on files and directories recursively
The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also spec-
ified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.
-H if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it
-L traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered
-P do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
--help 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".
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report chgrp transla-
tion bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY,
to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for chgrp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chgrp
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'chgrp invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 June 2014 CHGRP(1)
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