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CHCON

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Updated: March 2015

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NAME

chcon - change file security context

SYNOPSIS

chcon [OPTION]... CONTEXT FILE...

chcon [OPTION]... [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-l RANGE] [-t TYPE] FILE...

chcon [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

DESCRIPTION

Change the SELinux security context of each FILE to CONTEXT. With --reference, change the security context of each FILE to that of RFILE.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

--dereference
affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default), rather than the symbolic link itself:
-h, --no-dereference
affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file:
-u, --user=USER
set user USER in the target security context:
-r, --role=ROLE
set role ROLE in the target security context:
-t, --type=TYPE
set type TYPE in the target security context:
-l, --range=RANGE
set range RANGE in the target security context:
--no-preserve-root
do not treat '/' specially (the default):
--preserve-root
fail to operate recursively on '/':
--reference=RFILE
use RFILE's security context rather than specifying a CONTEXT value:
-R, --recursive
operate on files and directories recursively:
-v, --verbose
output a diagnostic for every file processed:

The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.

-H
if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it:
-L
traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered:
-P
do not traverse any symbolic links (default):
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

AUTHOR

Written by Russell Coker and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report chcon translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chcon>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chcon invocation'


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