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chgrp [options] newgroup files

Change the ownership of one or more files to newgroup. newgroup is either a group ID number or a group name located in /etc/group. You must own the file or be a privileged user to succeed with this command.



Change the group on symbolic links. Normally, chgrp acts on the file referenced by a symbolic link, not on the link itself.


Recursively descend through the directory, including subdirectories and symbolic links, setting the specified group ID as it proceeds.

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