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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

chroot (1g)

Name

chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory

Synopsis

chroot [OPTION] NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARG]...]
chroot OPTION

Description

CHROOT(1)                        User Commands                       CHROOT(1)



NAME
       chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory

SYNOPSIS
       chroot [OPTION] NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARG]...]
       chroot OPTION

DESCRIPTION
       Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

       --groups=G_LIST
              specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN

       --userspec=USER:GROUP
              specify user and group (ID or name) to use

       --skip-chdir
              do not change working directory to '/'

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       If no command is given, run '"$SHELL" -i' (default: '/bin/sh -i').

AUTHOR
       Written by Roland McGrath.

REPORTING BUGS
       GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report    chroot    translation    bugs   to   <https://translationpro-
       ject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | file/gnu-coreutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       chroot(2)

       Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chroot>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source  was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/coreutils/core-
       utils-8.30.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils.



GNU coreutils 8.30                 July 2018                         CHROOT(1)