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.Dd 2015-10-08
.Dt CHOWN 1
.Os sbase
.Sh NAME
.Nm chown
.Nd change file ownership
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl h
.Oo
.Fl R
.Op Fl H | L | P
.Oc
.Ar owner Ns Op Pf : Op Ar group
.Op Ar file ...
.Nm
.Op Fl h
.Oo
.Fl R
.Op Fl H | L | P
.Oc
.Pf : Ar group
.Op Ar file ...
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
sets the user and/or group id of each
.Ar file
to the uid of
.Ar owner
and/or the gid of
.Ar group
respectively.
.Sh OPTIONS
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Fl h
Preserve
.Ar file
if it is a symbolic link.
.It Fl R
Change file ownerships recursively.
.It Fl H
Dereference
.Ar file
if it is a symbolic link.
.It Fl L
Dereference all symbolic links.
.It Fl P
Preserve symbolic links.
This is the default.
.El
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr chmod 1 ,
.Xr chown 2 ,
.Xr getgrnam 3 ,
.Xr getpwnam 3
.Sh STANDARDS
The
.Nm
utility is compliant with the
.St -p1003.1-2013
specification.