Python os.chown() Method


Python method chown() changes the owner and group id of path to the numeric uid and gid. To leave one of the ids unchanged, set it to -1.To set ownership, you would need super user privilege..


Following is the syntax for chown() method −

os.chown(path, uid, gid);


Return Value

This method does not return any value.


The following example shows the usage of chown() method.


import os, sys

# Assuming /tmp/foo.txt exists.
# To set owner ID 100 following has to be done.
os.chown("/tmp/foo.txt", 100, -1)

print "Changed ownership successfully!!"

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Changed ownership successfully!!