chroot

change the root directory to the supplied directory newroot and exec command, if supplied, or an interactive copy of your shell.

Syntax
      chroot [-u -user] [-g -group] [-G -group,group,...] newroot [command] [ARGS]

Options
   -u   Set the USER to user after the chroot has taken place.

   -g   Set the GROUP to group after the chroot has taken place.

   -G   Set the Group List to group(s) after the chroot has taken place.

The following environment variable is referenced by chroot:

SHELL If set, the string specified by SHELL is interpreted as the name of the shell to exec.
If the variable SHELL is not set, /bin/sh is used.

“Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot” - Thomas Moore (The Loves of the Angels)

Related:

cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands
exec - Execute a command
if - Conditionally perform a command
nohup - Run a command immune to hangups
su - Run a command with substitute user and group id
chdir - change the current working Folder


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