<TITLE>chroot</TITLE> <body bgcolor="#ffffcc"> <hr> <pre> <h3>CHROOT(2) Linux Programmer's Manual CHROOT(2) </h3> <h3>NAME </h3> chroot - change root directory <h3>SYNOPSIS </h3> #include <unistd.h> int chroot(const char *path); <h3>DESCRIPTION </h3> chroot changes the root directory to that specified in path. This directory will be used for path name beginning with /. The root directory is inherited by all children of the current process. Only the super-user may change the root directory. <h3>RETURN VALUE </h3> On success, zero is returned. On error, -1 is returned, and errno is set appropriately. <h3>ERRORS </h3> Depending on the file system, other errors can be returned. The more general errors are listed below: EPERM The effective UID does not match the owner of the file, and is not zero; or the owner or group were specified incorrectly. EROFS The named file resides on a read-only file system. EFAULT path points outside your accessible address space. ENAMETOOLONG path is too long. ENOENT The file does not exist. ENOMEM Insufficient kernel memory was available. ENOTDIR A component of the path prefix is not a directory. EACCES Search permission is denied on a component of the path prefix. ELOOP path contains a circular reference (i.e., via a symbolic link) </pre> <hr> <h3>SEE ALSO </h3><p> <a href=chdir.htm>chdir</a>, <pre> <h3>Linux 1.1.46 21 August 1994 1 </h3> </pre> <P> <hr> <p> <center> <table border=2 width=80%> <tr align=center> <td width=25%> <a href=../index.htm>Top</a> </td><td width=25%> <a href=../master_index.html>Master Index</a> </td><td width=25%> <a href=../SYNTAX/keywords.html>Keywords</a> </td><td width=25%> <a href=../FUNCTIONS/index.htm>Functions</a> </td> </tr> </table> </center> <p> <hr> This manual page was brought to you by <i>mjl_man V-2.0</i>
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