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chown

Syntax

 
#include <unistd.h>

int chown(const char *file, int owner, int group);

Description

This function changes the ownership of the open file specified by file to the user ID owner and group ID group.

This function does nothing under MS-DOS. This function can be hooked by File System Extensions (see section File System Extensions).

Return Value

This function always returns zero if the file exists, else it returns -1 and sets errno to ENOENT.

Portability

ANSI/ISO C No
POSIX 1003.2-1992; 1003.1-2001


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