CHOWN(8) System Manager's Manual CHOWN(8)
chown - change owner
/usr/etc/chown [ -fHR ] owner[.group] filename ...
chown changes the owner of the filenames to owner. The owner may be
either a decimal user ID (UID) or a login name found in the password
file. An optional group may also be specified. The group may be
either a decimal group ID (GID) or a group name found in the GID file.
Only the super-user can change owner, in order to simplify accounting
-f Do not report errors.
-R Recursively descend into directories setting the ownership of
all files in each directory encountered. When symbolic links
are encountered, their ownership is changed, but they are not
/etc/passwd password file
chgrp(1), chown(2V), group(5), passwd(5)
9 September 1987 CHOWN(8)