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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

chgrp

Synopsis

chgrp [options] newgroup files

Changes the ownership of one or more files to newgroup. newgroup is either a GID number or a group name known to directory services. You must own the file or be a privileged user to succeed with this command.

Options

-f

Force error messages to be suppressed.

-h

Change the permissions of the link, rather than the referent.

-H

If any of the pathnames given in the command line are symbolic links, follow only those links during recursive operation. Works only with the -R option.

-L

Follow all symbolic links during recursive operation. Works only with the -R option.

-P

Follow no symbolic links during recursive operation. Works only with the -R option (the default).

-R

Recursively descend through the directory, including subdirectories and symbolic links, setting the specified GID as it proceeds.

-v

Verbose output, showing files as they are changed.

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