chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory


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


       Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

              specify user and group (ID or name) to use

              specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

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


       Written by Roland McGrath.

reporting bugs

       Report chroot bugs to
       GNU coreutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>
       Report chroot translation bugs to <>

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

see also


       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.