Lemma 20.28.2. Let $f : X \to Y$ and $g : Y \to Z$ be morphisms of ringed spaces. Then $Rg_* \circ Rf_* = R(g \circ f)_*$ as functors $D(\mathcal{O}_ X) \to D(\mathcal{O}_ Z)$.

**Proof.**
By Lemma 20.28.1 we see that $Rg_* \circ Rf_*$ is adjoint to $Lf^* \circ Lg^*$. We have $Lf^* \circ Lg^* = L(g \circ f)^*$ by Lemma 20.27.2 and hence by uniqueness of adjoint functors we have $Rg_* \circ Rf_* = R(g \circ f)_*$.
$\square$

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