(PHP 5 >= 5.1.3, PHP 7, PHP 8)

lchgrpChanges group ownership of symlink


lchgrp(string $filename, string|int $group): bool

Attempts to change the group of the symlink filename to group.

Only the superuser may change the group of a symlink arbitrarily; other users may change the group of a symlink to any group of which that user is a member.



Path to the symlink.


The group specified by name or number.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.


Example #1 Changing the group of a symbolic link

= 'output.php';
$link = 'output.html';
symlink($target, $link);

lchgrp($link, 8);


Note: This function will not work on remote files as the file to be examined must be accessible via the server's filesystem.

Note: This function is not implemented on Windows platforms.

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