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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 supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN
specify user and group (ID or name) to use
do not change working directory to '/'
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
If no command is given, run '"$SHELL" -i' (default: '/bin/sh -i').

Written by Roland McGrath.

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or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'
August 2018 GNU coreutils 8.30