Python method lchown() changes the owner and group id of path to the numeric uid and gid. This function will not follow symbolic links. To leave one of the ids unchanged, set it to -1. .
Following is the syntax for lchown() method −
os.lchown(path, uid, gid)
path − This is the file path for which ownership to be set.
uid − This is the Owner ID to be set for the file.
gid − This is the Group ID to be set for the file.
This method does not return any value.
The following example shows the usage of lchown() method.
#!/usr/bin/python import os, sys # Open a file path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt" fd = os.open( path, os.O_RDWR|os.O_CREAT ) # Close opened file os.close( fd ) # Now change the file ownership. # Set a file owner ID os.lchown( path, 500, -1) # Set a file group ID os.lchown( path, -1, 500) print "Changed ownership successfully!!"
When we run above program, it produces following result −
print "Changed ownership successfully!!"