OpenBSD manual page server

Manual Page Search Parameters

CHGRP(1) General Commands Manual CHGRP(1)

chgrpchange group

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

chgrp sets the group ID of the specified files.

The options are as follows:

If the -R option is specified, symbolic links on the command line are followed. (Symbolic links encountered in the tree traversal are not followed.)
Change the group ID of the specified symbolic link. The -h and -R options are mutually exclusive.
If the -R option is specified, all symbolic links are followed.
If the -R option is specified, no symbolic links are followed.
Change the group ID for the file hierarchies rooted in the files instead of just the files themselves.

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 operand 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 superuser.

group ID file

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

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

The chgrp utility is compliant with the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (“POSIX.1”) specification.

March 9, 2011 OpenBSD-5.1