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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     chroot -- change root directory

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     chroot [-u user] [-g group] [-G group,group,...] newroot [command]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The chroot utility changes its current and root directories to the supplied
 directory newroot and then exec's command, if supplied, or an
     interactive copy of the user's login shell.

     If the -u, -g or -G options are given, the user, group and group list of
     the process are set to these values after the chroot(8) has taken place.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     The following environment variable is referenced by chroot:

     SHELL  If set, the string specified by SHELL is interpreted as the name
	    of the shell to exec.  If the variable SHELL is not set, /bin/sh
	    is used.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     chdir(2), chroot(2), setgid(2), setgroups(2), setuid(2), getgrnam(3),
     environ(7), jail(8)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The chroot utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 7, 2003			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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