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restorecon(8)															     restorecon(8)

NAME
restorecon - restore file(s) default SELinux security contexts. SYNOPSIS
restorecon [-R] [-n] [-p] [-v] [-e directory] pathname... restorecon -f infilename [-e directory] [-R] [-n] [-p] [-v] [-F] DESCRIPTION
This manual page describes the restorecon program. This program is primarily used to set the security context (extended attributes) on one or more files. It can also be run at any other time to correct inconsistent labels, to add support for newly-installed policy or, by using the -n option, to passively check whether the file contexts are all set as specified by the active policy (default behavior). If a file object does not have a context, restorecon will write the default context to the file object's extended attributes. If a file object has a context, restorecon will only modify the type portion of the security context. The -F option will force a replacement of the entire context. It is the same executable as setfiles but operates in a slightly different manner depending on it's argv[0]. OPTIONS
-e directory exclude a directory (repeat the option to exclude more than one directory, Requires full path). -f infilename infilename contains a list of files to be processed. Use - for stdin. -F Force reset of context to match file_context for customizable files, and the default file context, changing the user, role, range portion as well as the type. -h, -? display usage information and exit. -i ignore files that do not exist. -n don't change any file labels (passive check). To display the files whose labels would be changed, add -v. -o outfilename Deprecated, SELinux policy will probably block this access. Use shell redirection to save list of files with incorrect context in filename. -p show progress by printing * every 1024 files. (If you relabel the entire OS, this will show you the percentage complete.) -R, -r change files and directories file labels recursively (descend directories). Note: restorecon reports warnings on paths without default labels only if called non-recursively or in verbose mode. -v show changes in file labels, if type or role are going to be changed. -0 the separator for the input items is assumed to be the null character (instead of the white space). The quotes and the backslash characters are also treated as normal characters that can form valid input. This option finally also disables the end of file string, which is treated like any other argument. Useful when input items might contain white space, quote marks or backslashes. The -print0 option of GNU find produces input suitable for this mode. ARGUMENTS pathname... The pathname for the file(s) to be relabeled. NOTE
restorecon does not follow symbolic links and by default it does not operate recursively on directories. AUTHOR
This man page was written by Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>. Some of the content of this man page was taken from the setfiles man page written by Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>. The program was written by Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>. SEE ALSO
setfiles(8), load_policy(8), checkpolicy(8) 2002031409 restorecon(8)

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setfiles(8)															       setfiles(8)

NAME
setfiles - set file SELinux security contexts. SYNOPSIS
setfiles [-c policy ] [-d] [-l] [-n] [-e directory ] [-o filename ] [-q] [-s] [-v] [-vv|-p] [-W] [-F] spec_file pathname... DESCRIPTION
This manual page describes the setfiles program. This program is primarily used to initialize the security context database (extended attributes) on one or more filesystems. This program is initially run as part of the SE Linux installation process. It can also be run at any time to correct errors, to add support for new policy, or with the -n option it can just check whether the file contexts are all as you expect. It is the same executable as setfiles but operates in a slightly different manner depending on it's argv[0]. OPTIONS
-c check the validity of the contexts against the specified binary policy. -d show what specification matched each file. -l log changes in file labels to syslog. -n don't change any file labels. -p show progress by printing * every 1000 files. -q suppress non-error output. -r rootpath use an alternate root path -e directory directory to exclude (repeat option for more than one directory.) -F Force reset of context to match file_context for customizable files -o filename save list of files with incorrect context in filename. -s take a list of files from standard input instead of using a pathname on the command line. -v show changes in file labels, if type or role are changing. -vv show changes in file labels, if type, role, or user are changing. -p show a progress indication in the form of one dot per 1000 files. -W display warnings about entries that had no matching files. -0 Input items are terminated by a null character instead of by whitespace, and the quotes and backslash are not special (every char- acter is taken literally). Disables the end of file string, which is treated like any other argument. Useful when input items might contain white space, quote marks, or backslashes.The GNU find -print0 option produces input suitable for this mode. ARGUMENTS
spec_file The specification file which contains lines of the following form regexp [ -type ] ( context | <<none>> ) The regular expression is anchored at both ends. The optional type field specifies the file type as shown in the mode field by the ls(1) program, e.g. -- to match only regular files or -d to match only directories. The context can be an ordinary security context or the string <<none>> to specify that the file is not to have its context changed. The last matching specification is used. If there are multiple hard links to a file that match different specifications and those specifi- cations indicate different security contexts, then a warning is displayed but the file is still labeled based on the last matching specifi- cation other than <<none>>. pathname... The pathname for the root directory of each file system to be relabeled. Not used if the -s option is used. AUTHOR
This man page was written by Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au>. The program was written by Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil> SEE ALSO
load_policy(8), checkpolicy(8) 2002031409 setfiles(8)
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