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CHGRP(1)	       DragonFly General Commands Manual	      CHGRP(1)

NAME

chgrp -- change group

SYNOPSIS

chgrp [-fhvR] group file ... chgrp [-fv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] group file ...

DESCRIPTION

The chgrp utility sets the group ID of the file named by each file oper- and to the group ID specified by the group operand. The following options are available: -H If the -R option is specified, symbolic links on the command line are followed. (Symbolic links encountered in the tree traversal are not followed). -L If the -R option is specified, all symbolic links are followed. -P If the -R option is specified, no symbolic links are followed. This is the default. -R Recursively change file group IDs. For each file operand that names a directory, chgrp shall change the group of the directory and all files in the file hierarchy below it. -f The force option ignores errors, except for usage errors and doesn't query about strange modes (unless the user does not have proper permissions). -h If the file is a symbolic link, the group ID of the link itself is changed rather than the file that is pointed to. -v Cause chgrp to be verbose, showing files as the group is modi- fied. The -H, -L and -P options are ignored unless the -R option is specified. In addition, these options override each other and the command's actions are determined by the last one specified. The group operand can be either a group name from the group database, or a numeric group ID. If a group name is also a numeric group ID, the op- erand is used as a group name. The user invoking chgrp must belong to the specified group and be the owner of the file, or be the super-user.

FILES

/etc/group group ID file

EXIT STATUS

The chgrp utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

COMPATIBILITY

In previous versions of this system, symbolic links did not have groups. The -f and -v options are extensions to the standard.

SEE ALSO

chown(2), fts(3), group(5), passwd(5), symlink(7), chown(8)

STANDARDS

The chgrp utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') and IEEE Std 1003.1-2004 (``POSIX.1''). DragonFly 4.1 March 31, 1994 DragonFly 4.1