(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7)
chown — Changes file owner
$user) : bool
Attempts to change the owner of the file
user. Only the superuser may change the
owner of a file.
Path to the file.
A user name or number.
TRUE on success or
FALSE on failure.
Example #1 Simple chown() usage
// File name and username to use
$path = "/home/sites/php.net/public_html/sandbox/" . $file_name ;
$user_name = "root";
// Set the user
// Check the result
$stat = stat($path);
The above example will output something similar to:
Array ( [name] => root [passwd] => x [uid] => 0 [gid] => 0 [gecos] => root [dir] => /root [shell] => /bin/bash )
Note: This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem.
Note: When safe mode is enabled, PHP checks whether the files or directories being operated upon have the same UID (owner) as the script that is being executed.
Note: On Windows, this function fails silently when applied on a regular file.