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);
#!/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 above program, it produces following result:
Changed ownership successfully!!