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What is chroot?

Postby chandranjoy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:58 pm

A chroot on Unix operating systems is an operation that changes the apparent disk root directory for the current running process and its children. A program that is re-rooted to another directory cannot access or name files outside that directory, and the directory is called a "chroot jail" or (less commonly) a "chroot prison".
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