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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

chroot

Synopsis

                  chroot 
                  newroot [command]

System administration command. Change root directory for command or, if none is specified, for a new copy of the user’s shell. This command or shell is executed relative to the new root. The meaning of any initial / in pathnames is changed to newroot for a command and any of its children. In addition, the initial working directory is newroot. This command is restricted to privileged users.

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