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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report chroot translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

chroot(2)

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

Referenced By

btrfs-receive(8), buildah-bud(1), buildah-from(1), buildah-run(1), chroot(2), lxc.container.conf(5), mount_namespaces(7), pivot_root(8), podman-build(1), supermin(1), systemd-nspawn(1).

July 2018 GNU coreutils 8.30 User Commands