Perl chown Function

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Description

This function changes the owner (and group) of a list of files. The first two elements of the list must be the numeric uid and gid, in that order. This funcation call works in similar way as unix command chown. Thus you should have sufficient privilege to change the permission of the file.

Syntax

Following is the simple syntax for this function:

chown USERID, GROUPID, LIST

Return Value

This function returns the number of files successfully changed.

Example

Following is the example code showing its basic usage:

#!/usr/bin/perl

$cnt = chown $uid, $gid, 'foo', 'bar';
chown $uid, $gid, @filenames;

When above code is executed, it produced following result:




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