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NAME
       chgrp - change group ownership

SYNOPSIS
       chgrp [OPTION]... GROUP FILE...
       chgrp [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

DESCRIPTION
       Change  the  group of each FILE to GROUP.  With --reference, change the
       group of each FILE to that of RFILE.

       -c, --changes
	      like verbose but report only when a change is made

       -f, --silent, --quiet
	      suppress most error messages

       -v, --verbose
	      output a diagnostic for every file processed

       --dereference
	      affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default),
	      rather than the symbolic link itself

       -h, --no-dereference
	      affect  symbolic	links  instead	of any referenced file (useful
	      only on systems that can change the ownership of a symlink)

       --no-preserve-root
	      do not treat '/' specially (the default)

       --preserve-root
	      fail to operate recursively on '/'

       --reference=RFILE
	      use RFILE's group rather than specifying a GROUP value

       -R, --recursive
	      operate on files and directories recursively

       The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when  the  -R
       option  is  also	 specified.   If  more than one is specified, only the
       final one takes effect.

       -H     if a command line argument is a symbolic link  to	 a  directory,
	      traverse it

       -L     traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered

       -P     do not traverse any symbolic links (default)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
	      output version information and exit

EXAMPLES
       chgrp staff /u
	      Change the group of /u to "staff".

       chgrp -hR staff /u
	      Change the group of /u and subfiles to "staff".

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report chgrp translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie and Jim Meyering.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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

	      info coreutils 'chgrp invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 November 2020			      CHGRP(1)