NAME

chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory

SYNOPSIS

chroot [OPTION] NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARG]...]
chroot OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

--userspec=USER:GROUP
specify user and group (ID or name) to use
--groups=G_LIST
specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

If no command is given, run '${SHELL} -i' (default: '/bin/sh -i').

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report chroot translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR

Written by Roland McGrath.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

chroot(2)

The full documentation for chroot is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chroot programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils 'chroot invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.