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runcon - run command with specified SELinux security context
runcon CONTEXT COMMAND [args]
runcon [ -c ] [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-t TYPE] [-l RANGE] COMMAND [args]
Run COMMAND with completely-specified CONTEXT, or with current or transitioned security
context modified by one or more of LEVEL, ROLE, TYPE, and USER.
If none of -c, -t, -u, -r, or -l, is specified, the first argument is used as the complete
context. Any additional arguments after COMMAND are interpreted as arguments to the com-
Note that only carefully-chosen contexts are likely to successfully run.
Run a program in a different SELinux security context. With neither CONTEXT nor COMMAND,
print the current security context.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
Complete security context
compute process transition context before modifying
type (for same role as parent)
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report runcon transla-
tion bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by Russell Coker.
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY,
to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for runcon is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and run-
con programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'runcon invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 June 2014 RUNCON(1)