Only the super-user can change owner, in order to simplify accounting procedures. No errors are reported when the -f (force) option is given.
When the -R option is given, chown recursively descends its directory arguments setting the specified owner. When symbolic links are encountered, their ownership is changed, but they are not traversed.
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Last modified 21/April/97