chgrp - change the group ownership of files


chgrp [-Rcfv] [--recursive] [--changes] [--silent] [--quiet] [--verbose] [--help] [--version] group file...


This manual page documents the GNU version of chgrp . chgrp changes the group ownership of each given file to the named group, which can be either a group name or a numeric group ID.


-c, --changes
Verbosely describe only files whose ownership actually changes.

-f, --silent, --quiet
Do not print error messages about files whose ownership cannot be changed.

-v, --verbose
Verbosely describe ownership changes.

-R, --recursive
Recursively change ownership of directories and their contents.

Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.

Print version information on standard output then exit successfully.