CHROOT(1) User Commands CHROOT(1)

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


DESCRIPTION Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

--userspec=USER:GROUP specify user and group (ID or name) to use

--groups=G_LIST specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN

--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 chroot bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <> Report chroot translation bugs to <>

COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. 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)

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 coreutils ’chroot invocation’

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.4 April 2012 CHROOT(1)