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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       chown - Changes the owner of files or directories

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       chown [-fhR] owner [:group] file...

       The chown command changes the owner of the specified files
       or directories to the specified user name or user ID.

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Interfaces documented on this reference  page  conform  to
       industry standards as follows:

       chown:  XCU5.0

       Refer to the standards(5) reference page for more information
 about industry standards and associated tags.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       [Tru64 UNIX]  Turns off error reporting.  [Tru64 UNIX]  If
       file  is  a symbolic link, chown -h file changes the owner
       of the symbolic link. The chown file  format  changes  the
       owner  of  the  file  referenced  by  the  symbolic  link.
       Descends recursively through its directory arguments, setting
 the specified owner.

OPERANDS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  pathname  of  the  file  for which ownership is to be
       changed.  A user ID and optional group ID to  be  assigned
       to  file. The owner portion of this operand must be a user
       name from the user database or a numeric user  ID.  Either
       specifies  a user ID to be given to each file named by one
       of the file operands. If a numeric owner operand exists in
       the user database as a user name, the user ID number associated
 with that user name will be used as the user ID.

              If the group portion of this operand is present, it
              must  be  a group name from the group database or a
              numeric group ID. Either specifies a group ID to be
              given  to  each  file.  If  a numeric group operand
              exists in the group database as a group  name,  the
              group  ID  number  associated  with that group name
              will be used as the group ID.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       [Tru64 UNIX]  Only a user with superuser authority can use
       the chown command.

       The  owner  argument  must be a valid user name or a valid
       numerical user ID.  The optional group argument must be  a
       valid group name or a valid numerical group ID.

EXIT STATUS    [Toc]    [Back]

       The  following exit values are returned: The chown command
       executed successfully and all requested changes have  been
       made.  An error occurred.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       To  change  the  owner of the file program.c, enter: chown
       steffan  program.c

       The user access permissions for  program.c  now  apply  to
       steffan.   As the owner, steffan can use the chmod command
       to permit or deny the other users access to program.c. See
       the chmod command for details.


       The  following  environment variables affect the execution
       of chown: Provides a default value for the  internationalization
 variables that are unset or null. If LANG is unset
       or null, the corresponding value from the  default  locale
       is  used.   If  any  of the internationalization variables
       contain an invalid setting, the utility behaves as if none
       of  the variables had been defined.  If set to a non-empty
       string value, overrides the values of all the other internationalization
  variables.  Determines the locale for the
       interpretation of sequences of bytes of text data as characters
  (for  example, single-byte as opposed to multibyte
       characters in arguments).  Determines the locale  for  the
       format  and  contents  of  diagnostic  messages written to
       standard error.  Determines the location of message  catalogues
 for the processing of LC_MESSAGES.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Contains user names and numeric user IDs.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  chgrp(1), chmod(1), passwd(1)

       Functions:  chown(2), chmod(2)

       Files:  passwd(4)

       Standards:  standards(5)

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