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CHROOT

Section: User Commands (8)
Updated: January 2018
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NAME

chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory  

SYNOPSIS

chroot [,OPTION/] ,NEWROOT /[,COMMAND /[,ARG/]...]
chroot ,OPTION/  

DESCRIPTION

Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

--groups=,G_LIST/
specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN
--userspec=,USER/:GROUP
specify user and group (ID or name) to use
--skip-chdir
do not change working directory to '/'
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

If no command is given, run '"$SHELL" -i' (default: '/bin/sh -i').  

AUTHOR

Written by Roland McGrath.  

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report chroot translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

chroot(2)


Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chroot>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'


 

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