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24. chown


Change the owner of a file


Integer_Type chown (String_Type file, Integer_Type uid, Integer_Type gid)


The chown function is used to change the user-id and group-id of file to uid and gid, respectively. It returns zero upon success and -1 upon failure, with errno set accordingly.


On most systems, only the super user can change the ownership of a file.

Some systems do not support this function.

See Also

chmod, stat_file

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