chown(1) - SerenityOS man pages


chown - change file owner / group


$ chown [user][:group] files...


chown changes the owner of specified files to user, and owning group to group. If group is not specified, it is left unchanged.

NOTE: The caller must be a superuser to change user ownership. Other users can use chown to change the group to one of their other group.


# Change 'file' owner and group to 'anon':
$ chown anon:anon file

# Change 'file' owner to 'root', leave group unchanged:
# chown root file

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