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').

if the chroot command itself fails
if COMMAND is found but cannot be invoked
if COMMAND cannot be found
the exit status of COMMAND otherwise

Written by Roland McGrath.

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March 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5