Python os.chroot() Method

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Description

The method chroot() changes the root directory of the current process to the given path.To use this method, you would need super user privilege.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for chroot() method:

os.chroot(path);

Parameters

  • path -- This is the path which would be set as root for the current process.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# To set the current root path to /tmp/user

os.chroot("/tmp/usr")

print "Changed root path successfully!!"

When we run above program, it produces following result:

Changed root path successfully!!



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