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GNU coreutils 8.32
March 2020

coreutils

The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system

coreutils-common

coreutils common optional components

coreutils-doc

Documentation for the GNU Core Utilities

NAME

chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory

SYNOPSIS

chroot [\,OPTION\/] \,NEWROOT \/[\,COMMAND \/[\,ARG\/]...]
chroot \,OPTION\/

DESCRIPTION

Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.
--groups=\,G_LIST\/
specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN
--userspec=\,USER\/:GROUP
specify user and group (ID or name) to use
--skip-chdir
do not change working directory to ’/’
--help display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
If no command is given, run ’"$SHELL" -i’ (default: ’/bin/sh -i’).

AUTHOR

Written by Roland McGrath.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

chroot(2)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chroot>
or available locally via: info \(aq(coreutils) chroot invocation\(aq
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