Change group ownership.

‘chgrp’ changes the group ownership of each given File to Group (which can be either a group name or a numeric group id) or to match the same group as an existing reference file.

      chgrp [Options]... {Group | --reference=File} File...


       Verbosely describe the action for each File whose group actually

       Do not print error messages about files whose group cannot be

       Act on symbolic links themselves instead of what they point to.
       Only available if the `lchown' system call is provided.

       Use the group of the reference FILE instead of an explicit GROUP.

       Verbosely describe the action or non-action taken for every File.

       Recursively change the group ownership of directories and their


Make ‘balaji’ the owner of the database directory:

$ chgrp balaji /usr/database

Related linux commands:

chmod – Change access permissions
chown – Change file owner and group
bash syntax – Permissions
Equivalent Windows command: CACLS – Change file permissions

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