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CHOWN(1)                    General Commands Manual                   CHOWN(1)



NAME
       chown, chgrp - change owner or group

SYNOPSIS
       chown owner file ...

       chgrp group file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Chown changes the owner of the files to owner.  The owner may be either
       a decimal UID or a login name found in the password file.

       Chgrp changes the group-ID of the files to group.   The  group  may  be
       either a decimal GID or a group name found in the group-ID file.

       Only  the super-user can change owner or group, in order to simplify as
       yet unimplemented accounting procedures.

FILES
       /etc/passwd
       /etc/group

SEE ALSO
       chown(2), passwd(5), group(5)



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