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NAME chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory


DESCRIPTION Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

--help display this help and exit

--version output version information and exit

If no command is given, run ${SHELL} -i (default: /bin/sh).

AUTHOR Written by Roland McGrath.

REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to <>.

COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO The full documentation for chroot is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chroot programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info chroot

should give you access to the complete manual.

chroot 5.97 March 2012 CHROOT(1)