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CHOWN(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   CHOWN(8)



NAME
       chown - change owner

SYNOPSIS
       /etc/chown [ -f ] owner 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.

       Only the super-user can change owner, in order to  simplify  accounting
       procedures.   No  errors  are  reported  when  the -f (force) option is
       given.

FILES
       /etc/passwd

SEE ALSO
       chgrp(1), chown(2), passwd(5), group(5)



4th Berkeley Distribution        18 July 1983                         CHOWN(8)