CHOWN (I)                    3/15/72                    CHOWN (I)

NAME            chown -- change owner

SYNOPSIS        chown owner file  ...

DESCRIPTION     owner becomes the new owner of the files.  The

                owner may be either a decimal UID or a login name

                found in the password file.

                Only the owner of a file is allowed to change the

                owner.  It is illegal to change the owner of a

                file with the set-user-ID mode.

FILES           /etc/passwd

SEE ALSO        stat(I)

DIAGNOSTICS     "Who?" if owner cannot be found, "file?" if file

                cannot be found.

BUGS            --