CHGRP(1)                         User Commands                        CHGRP(1)


       chgrp - change group ownership


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


       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

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

       -h, --no-dereference
              affect each symbolic link 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)

              fail to operate recursively on ‘/’

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

              use RFILE’s group rather than the specifying GROUP value

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

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

       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

              output version information and exit


       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR


       The full documentation for chgrp is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and chgrp programs are properly installed at  your  site,  the

              info coreutils chgrp

       should give you access to the complete manual.

chgrp (coreutils) 5.2.1            July 2005                          CHGRP(1)

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