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Change group ownership.

February 2017
CHGRP(1)                                  User Commands                                  CHGRP(1)

NAME chgrp - change group ownership
SYNOPSIS chgrp [OPTION]... GROUP FILE... chgrp [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...
DESCRIPTION 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 --dereference 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) --no-preserve-root do not treat '/' specially (the default) --preserve-root fail to operate recursively on '/' --reference=RFILE use RFILE's group rather than specifying a GROUP value -R, --recursive 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 --version output version information and exit
EXAMPLES chgrp staff /u Change the group of /u to "staff". chgrp -hR staff /u Change the group of /u and subfiles to "staff".
AUTHOR Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.
REPORTING BUGS GNU coreutils online help: <> Report chgrp translation bugs to <>
SEE ALSO chown(1), chown(2) Full documentation at: <> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chgrp invocation'
GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2017 CHGRP(1)
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chgrp(1) referred by cacheadm(1) | chown(2freebsd) | cloginrc(5) | fchown(2freebsd) | fchownat(2freebsd) | fmtree(8) | lchown(2freebsd) | mkatfs(1) | shtool-install(1) | shtool-mkdir(1) | shtool-rotate(1) | symlink(7)
refer to chown(1) | chown(2)