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CHDIR(2)                      System Calls Manual                     CHDIR(2)



NAME
       chdir, chroot - change default directory

SYNOPSIS
       chdir(dirname)
       char *dirname;

       chroot(dirname)
       char *dirname;

DESCRIPTION
       Dirname  is the address of the pathname of a directory, terminated by a
       null byte.  Chdir causes this directory to become the  current  working
       directory, the starting point for path names not beginning with `/'.

       Chroot  sets  the  root  directory,  the  starting point for path names
       beginning with `/'.  The call is restricted to the super-user.

SEE ALSO
       cd(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Zero is returned if the directory is changed; -1  is  returned  if  the
       given name is not that of a directory or is not searchable.

ASSEMBLER
       (chdir = 12.)
       sys chdir; dirname

       (chroot = 61.)
       sys chroot; dirname



                                                                      CHDIR(2)