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os.chown() - os

The method chown() changes the owner and group id of path to the numeric uid and gid. To leave one of the ids unchanged, set it to -1.To set ownership, you would need super user privilege..

  • path -- This is the path for which owner id and group id need to be setup.

  • uid -- This is Owner ID to be set for the file.

  • gid -- This is Group ID to be set for the file.


os.chown(path, uid, gid);



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!!"

Output / Return Value

When we run above program, it produces following result:

Changed ownership successfully!!


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