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CHOWN(2)                      System Calls Manual                     CHOWN(2)



NAME
       chown - change owner and group of a file

SYNOPSIS
       chown(name, owner, group)
       char *name;

DESCRIPTION
       The  file  whose name is given by the null-terminated string pointed to
       by name has its owner and group changed as specified.  Only the  super-
       user  may  execute  this call, because if users were able to give files
       away, they could defeat the (nonexistent) file-space accounting  proce-
       dures.

SEE ALSO
       chown(1), passwd(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Zero  is  returned  if  the owner is changed; -1 is returned on illegal
       owner changes.

ASSEMBLER
       (chown = 16.)
       sys chown; name; owner; group



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