NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | EXAMPLES | AUTHOR | REPORTING BUGS | COPYRIGHT | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

CHGRP(1)                        User Commands                       CHGRP(1)

NAME         top

       chgrp - change group ownership

SYNOPSIS         top

       chgrp [OPTION]... GROUP FILE...
       chgrp [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

DESCRIPTION         top

       Change the group of each FILE to GROUP.  With --reference, change the
       group of each FILE to that of RFILE.

       -c, --changes
              like verbose but report only when a change is made

       -f, --silent, --quiet
              suppress most error messages

       -v, --verbose
              output a diagnostic for every file processed

       --dereference
              affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the
              default), rather than the symbolic link itself

       -h, --no-dereference
              affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file (useful
              only on systems that can change the ownership of a symlink)

       --no-preserve-root
              do not treat '/' specially (the default)

       --preserve-root
              fail to operate recursively on '/'

       --reference=RFILE
              use RFILE's group rather than specifying a GROUP value

       -R, --recursive
              operate on files and directories recursively

       The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R
       option is also specified.  If more than one is specified, only the
       final one takes effect.

       -H     if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory,
              traverse it

       -L     traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered

       -P     do not traverse any symbolic links (default)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

EXAMPLES         top

       chgrp staff /u
              Change the group of /u to "staff".

       chgrp -hR staff /u
              Change the group of /u and subfiles to "staff".

AUTHOR         top

       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS         top

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

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2016 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         top

       chown(1), chown(2)

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

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GNU coreutils 8.25              January 2016                        CHGRP(1)