CHOWN(II) 12/15/74 CHOWN(II) NAME chown - change owner and group of a file SYNOPSIS (chmod = 16.) sys chown; name; owner chown(name, owner) char *name; DESCRIPTION The file whose name is given by the null-terminated string pointed to by name has its owner and group changed to the low and high bytes of owner respectively. Only the super- user may execute this call, because if users were able to give files away, they could defeat the (nonexistent) file- space accounting procedures. SEE ALSO chown (VIII), chgrp (VIII), passwd (V) DIAGNOSTICS The error bit (c-bit) is set on illegal owner changes. From C a -1 returned value indicates error, 0 indicates success.