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CHROOT(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual				CHROOT(8)

     chroot -- change root directory

     chroot [-G group,group,...] [-g group] [-u user] newroot [command]

     The chroot command changes its root directory to the supplied directory newroot and exec's
     command, or, if not supplied, an interactive copy of your shell.

     If the -u, -g, or -G options are given, the user, group, and group list of the process are
     set to these values after the chroot has taken place; see setgid(2), setgroups(2),
     setuid(2), getgrnam(3), and getpwnam(3).

     Note: command or the shell are run as your real-user-id.

     The following environment variable is referenced by chroot:

     SHELL  If set, the string specified by SHELL is interpreted as the name of the shell to
	    exec.  If the variable SHELL is not set, /bin/sh is used.

     ldd(1), chdir(2), chroot(2), environ(7)

     The chroot utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

     chroot should never be installed setuid root, as it would then be possible to exploit the
     program to gain root privileges.

BSD					 August 13, 2011				      BSD
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