tool for simulating superuser privileges
fakeroot provides a fake "root environment" by means of LD_PRELOAD and SysV IPC (or TCP) trickery. It puts wrappers around getuid(), chown(), stat(), and other file-manipulation functions, so that unprivileged users can (for instance) populate .deb archives with root-owned files; various build tools use fakeroot for this by default.
This package contains fakeroot command and the daemon that remembers fake ownership/permissions of files manipulated by fakeroot processes.
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