If I want to change the group of the directory I'm in to root, I assumed the command would be: sudo chgrp root but then I end up getting a chgrp: missing operand after ‘root’. Is there a keyword or shortcut that specifies the working directory without having to type out the path manually? Had trouble finding anything through google, thanks.

  • $PWD will contain the working directory – rr0ss0rr May 17 at 15:43

In every directory, . represents the directory itself:

sudo chgrp root .

will change the group owning the current directory.

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