Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: 24th October 2008
In the absence of the -v (verify) option setcap sets the capabilities of each specified filename to the capabilities specified. The -v option is used to verify that the specified capabilities are currently associated with the file.
The special capability string, '-', can be used to indicate that capabilities are read from the standard input. In such cases, the capability set is terminated with a blank line.
The special capability string, '-r', is used to remove a capability set from a file.