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Old 11-20-2010, 01:51 AM   #1
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what is chroot?


what is chroot?
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ
Take a look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroot

Kind regards
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #3
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I've used it to customize live CDs to my liking.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #4
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what is chroot?
Chroot makes the root directory (/) become something other than its default for the lifetime of the current process. It can only be run by privileged users and is used to give a process (commonly a network server such as FTP or HTTP) access to a restricted portion of the file system.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:06 AM   #5
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http://linux.about.com/cs/linux101/g/chroot.htm
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:08 AM   #6
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whereis chroot, go to the man pages and read them. For techinal indepth please refer to info chroot.
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:10 AM   #8
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In the old days at the dawn of the 64bit era, it was used to run 32bit programs in a 64bit OS.
jdk
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:13 AM   #9
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whereis chroot, go to the man pages and read them. For techinal indepth please refer to info chroot.
No offense intended, that might not be helpful since OP might not know that "whereis" and "info" are commands, he may read your post as a plain English statement.

@Ajay,
Code:
anisha@linux-uitj:~> whereis chroot
chroot: /usr/bin/chroot /usr/bin/X11/chroot /usr/share/man/man2/chroot.2.gz /usr/share/man/man1/chroot.1.gz
anisha@linux-uitj:~> info chroot

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:20 PM   #10
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Oops sorry anisha. I just was thinking the man or the info pages would give him more explanation than we could.
 
  


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