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CHGRP(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		      CHGRP(1)

NAME
     chgrp -- change group

SYNOPSIS
     chgrp [-fhv] [-R [-H | -L | -P]] group file ...

DESCRIPTION
     The chgrp utility sets the	group ID of the	file named by each file	oper-
     and to the	group ID specified by the group	operand.

     The following options are available:

     -H	     If	the -R option is specified, symbolic links on the command line
	     are followed.  (Symbolic links encountered	in the tree traversal
	     are not followed).

     -L	     If	the -R option is specified, all	symbolic links are followed.

     -P	     If	the -R option is specified, no symbolic	links are followed.
	     This is the default.

     -R	     Change the	group ID for the file hierarchies rooted in the	files
	     instead of	just the files themselves.

     -f	     The force option ignores errors, except for usage errors and
	     doesn't query about strange modes (unless the user	does not have
	     proper permissions).

     -h	     If	the file is a symbolic link, the group ID of the link itself
	     is	changed	rather than the	file that is pointed to.

     -v	     Cause chgrp to be verbose,	showing	files as the group is modi-
	     fied.  If the -v flag is specified	more than once,	chgrp will
	     print the filename, followed by the old and new numeric group ID.

     The -H, -L	and -P options are ignored unless the -R option	is specified.
     In	addition, these	options	override each other and	the command's actions
     are determined by the last	one specified.

     The group operand can be either a group name from the group database, or
     a numeric group ID.  If a group name is also a numeric group ID, the op-
     erand is used as a	group name.

     The user invoking chgrp must belong to the	specified group	and be the
     owner of the file,	or be the super-user.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The chgrp utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an	error occurs.

COMPATIBILITY
     In	previous versions of this system, symbolic links did not have groups.

     The -v option is non-standard and its use in scripts is not recommended.

FILES
     /etc/group	 group ID file

SEE ALSO
     chown(2), fts(3), group(5), passwd(5), symlink(7),	chown(8)

STANDARDS
     The chgrp utility is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compat-
     ible.

FreeBSD	9.3			April 25, 2003			   FreeBSD 9.3

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