Python os.chroot() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os chroot() method.

The Python's os chroot() method changes the root directory of the current process to the given path. In order to use this method, you would need super user privilege.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os chroot() method -

os.chroot( path );

Parameter Details

  • path - The path which would be set as root for the current process.

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -


import os, sys

# To set the current root path to /tmp/user
print "Changed root path successfully!!"

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

Changed root path successfully!!

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python OS close() Method.

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