Linux Commands: Run a command with a different root directory


chroot-Linux Command

chroot command- Run a command with a different root directory

Syntax: chroot NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARGS]...]

Description: Change ROOT directory. Normally commands are fetched from $PATH, relative to /, the default root directory. This changes the root directory to a different one (and also changes the working directory to there). This is useful for security purposes, for instance when the system administrator wishes to restrict certain users, such as those telnetting in, to a secured portion of the filesystem (this is sometimes referred to as confining a guest user to a "chroot jail"). Note that after a chroot, the execution path for system binaries is no longer valid.

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