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WP_Filesystem_Base::chown() public WP 2.5.0

Changes the owner of a file or directory.

Default behavior is to do nothing, override this in your subclass, if desired.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Filesystem_Base{}

No Hooks.


true|false. True on success, false on failure.


$WP_Filesystem_Base = new WP_Filesystem_Base();
$WP_Filesystem_Base->chown( $file, $owner, $recursive );
$file(string) (required)
Path to the file or directory.
$owner(string|int) (required)
A user name or number.
If set to true, changes file owner recursively.
Default: false


Since 2.5.0 Introduced.

Code of WP_Filesystem_Base::chown() WP 5.8.2

public function chown( $file, $owner, $recursive = false ) {
	return false;