Run a command with a different root directory
'chroot' runs a command with a specified root directory. On many systems, only the super-user can do this.
SYNTAX chroot NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARGS]...] chroot OPTION
Ordinarily, filenames are looked up starting at the root of the directory structure, i.e. '/'
'chroot' changes the root to the directory NEWROOT (which must exist) and then runs COMMAND with optional ARGS.
If COMMAND is not specified, the default is the value of the `SHELL' environment variable or `/bin/sh' if not set, invoked with the `-i' option.
The only options are `--help' and `--version'
“Humility, that low, sweet root,
From which all heavenly virtues shoot” ~ Thomas Moore (The Loves of the Angels)
Related linux commands:
builtin - Run a shell builtin
cron - Daemon to execute scheduled commands
exec - Execute a command
if - Conditionally perform a command
nohup - Run a command immune to hangups
.source - Run commands from a file
su - Run a command with substitute user and group id
watch - Execute/display a program periodically
Equivalent Windows command: RUNAS - Run command As