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NAME [Toc] [Back]
chroot - change root directory
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
int chroot(const char *path);
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
chroot() causes the named directory to become the root directory, the
starting point for path searches for path names beginning with /.
path points to a path name naming a directory. The user's working
directory is unaffected by the chroot() system call.
The effective user ID of the process must be a user having appropriate
privileges to change the root directory.
The .. entry in the root directory is interpreted to mean the root
directory itself. Thus, .. cannot be used to access files outside the
subtree rooted at the root directory.
RETURN VALUE [Toc] [Back]
Upon successful completion, a value of 0 is returned. Otherwise, a
value of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORS [Toc] [Back]
chroot() fails and the root directory remains unchanged if one or more
of the following is true:
[ENOTDIR] Any component of the path name is not a
[ENOENT] The named directory does not exist or a
component of the path does not exist.
[EPERM] The effective user ID is not a user who
has appropriate privileges.
[EFAULT] path points outside the allocated
address space of the process. The
reliable detection of this error is
[ENAMETOOLONG] The length of the specified path name
exceeds PATH_MAX bytes, or the length of
a component of the path name exceeds
NAME_MAX bytes while _POSIX_NO_TRUNC is
[ELOOP] Too many symbolic links were encountered
in translating the path name.
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WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
chroot() is to be obsoleted at a future date.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE [Toc] [Back]
chroot(): AES, SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3, XPG4
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