chgrp - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

chgrp - To change group ownership.

SYNOPSIS

chgrp [Options]... {Group | --reference=File} File...

DESCRIPTION

'chgrp' command changes the group ownership of each given File to Group (which can be either a group name or a numeric group id) or to match the same group as an existing reference file.

OPTIONS

TagDescription
-c
--changes
Verbosely describe the action for each File whose group actually changes.
-f
--silent
--quiet
Do not print error messages about files whose group cannot be changed.
-f
--no-dereference
Act on symbolic links themselves instead of what they point to. Only available if the 'lchown' system call is provided.
--reference=FILEUse the group of the reference FILE instead of an explicit GROUP.
-v
--verbose
Verbosely describe the action or non-action taken for every File.
-R
--recursive
Recursively change the group ownership of directories and their contents.

EXAMPLES

To Make oracleadmin the owner of the database directory

$ chgrp oracleadmin /usr/database


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