chown changes the owner of the filenames to owner. The owner may be either a decimal user ID (UID) or a login name found in the password file. An optional group may also be specified. The group may be either a decimal group ID (GID) or a group name found in the GID file.
Only the super-user can change owner, in order to simplify accounting procedures.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97