Python method chown() changes the owner and group id of the path to the numeric uid and gid. To leave one of the ids unchanged, set it to -1. To set ownership, you would need superuser privilege.
Following is the syntax for chown() method:
os.chown(path, uid, gid);
This method does not return any value.
The following example shows the usage of chown() method.
#!/usr/bin/python import os, sys # Assuming /tmp/foo.txt exists. # To set owner ID 100 following has to be done. os.chown("/tmp/foo.txt", 100, -1) print "Changed ownership successfully!!"
When we run the above program, it produces the following result:
Changed ownership successfully!!
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