Python method lchown() changes the owner and group id of the path to the numeric uid and gid. This function will not follow symbolic links. To leave one of the ids unchanged, set it to -1.
Following is the syntax for lchown() method:
os.lchown(path, uid, gid)
This method does not return any value.
The following example shows the usage of lchown() method.
#!/usr/bin/python import os, sys # Open a file path = "/var/www/html/foo.txt" fd = os.open( path, os.O_RDWR'os.O_CREAT ) # Close opened file os.close( fd ) # Now change the file ownership. # Set a file owner ID os.lchown( path, 500, -1) # Set a file group ID os.lchown( path, -1, 500) print "Changed ownership successfully!!"
When we run the above program, it produces the following result:
print "Changed ownership successfully!!"
Here at Intellinuts, we have created a complete Python tutorial for Beginners to get started in Python.