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CHROOT(8) User Commands CHROOT(8)

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: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report chroot translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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.

SEE ALSO

chroot(2)
 
Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chroot>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'
February 2017 GNU coreutils 8.26