CHROOT(1)                       User Commands                      CHROOT(1)

NAME         top

       chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

              specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN

              specify user and group (ID or name) to use

              do not change working directory to '/'

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

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

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Roland McGrath.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help: <>
       Report chroot translation bugs to

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <>.
       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


       Full documentation at: <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'

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GNU coreutils 8.24             September 2015                      CHROOT(1)