CHROOT(1)                       User Commands                      CHROOT(1)


chroot – run command or interactive shell with special root directory


chroot OPTION


Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

specify user and group (ID or name) to use

specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN

–help display this help and exit

output version information and exit

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

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Written by Roland McGrath.


Copyright © 2014 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.



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.


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GNU coreutils 8.23              December 2014                      CHROOT(1)


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