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chroot

run command or interactive shell with special root directory

- Run command as new root directory:
chroot [/path/to/new/root] [command]

- Specify user and group (ID or name) to use:
chroot --userspec=[user:group]

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

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').

Written by Roland McGrath.

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

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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.

chroot(2)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chroot> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'

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