chroot man page

chroot — run command or interactive shell with special root directory

TL;DR

chroot {{/path/to/new/root}} {{command}}

chroot --userspec={{user:group}}

Synopsis

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

Description

Run COMMAND with root directory set to NEWROOT.

--groups=G_LIST
specify supplementary groups as g1,g2,..,gN
--userspec=USER:GROUP
specify user and group (ID or name) to use
--skip-chdir
do not change working directory to '/'
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

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

Author

Written by Roland McGrath.

Reporting Bugs

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

See Also

chroot(2)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/c…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chroot invocation'

Referenced By

btrfs-receive(8), lxc.container.conf(5), mount_namespaces(7), pivot_root(8), supermin(1), systemd-nspawn(1).

November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands