The UNIX command to make the root directory (/) become something other than its default for the lifetime of the current process. It can only be run by privileged users and is used to give a process (commonly a network server such as FTP or HTTP) access to a restricted portion of the file system.
The new root contains copies of all the essential files and directories, e.g. /lib, /dev/tty, /tmp.
PowerPC Platform common hardware reference platform
1. variant of before a vowel: chryselephantine.
[kris-uh-lid] /ˈkrɪs ə lɪd/ Entomology noun 1. a chrysalis. adjective 2. of a chrysalis. /ˈkrɪsəlɪd/ noun 1. another name for chrysalis adjective 2. of or relating to a chrysalis adj. “pertaining to a chrysalis,” c.1810, see chrysalis. As a noun variant of chrysalis, 1620s, perhaps from Middle French chrysalide.
[kris-uh-lis] /ˈkrɪs ə lɪs/ noun, plural chrysalises, chrysalides [kri-sal-i-deez] /krɪˈsæl ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the hard-shelled pupa of a moth or butterfly; an obtect pupa. /ˈkrɪsəlɪs/ noun (pl) chrysalises, chrysalides (krɪˈsælɪˌdiːz) 1. the obtect pupa of a moth or butterfly 2. anything in the process of developing n. c.1600, from Latin chrysallis, from Greek khrysallis […]