PHP - Function chown()


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Syntax

bool chown ( string $filename, mixed $user );

Definition and Usage

Attempts to change the owner of the file filename to user user. Only the superuser may change the owner of a file.

Parameters

Parameter Description
path A path to the file.
user A user name or number.

Return Value

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Example

Following is the usage of this function −

<?php
   $path = "/home/httpd/html/index.php";
   $user_name = "root";
   
   chown($path, $user_name);         
?>

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