CHCONSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2012
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NAMEchcon - change file SELinux security context
SYNOPSISchcon [OPTION]... CONTEXT FILE...
chcon [OPTION]... [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-l RANGE] [-t TYPE] FILE...
chcon [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...
Change the SELinux security context of each FILE to CONTEXT. With --reference, change the security context of each FILE to that of RFILE.
- -h, --no-dereference
- affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file
- 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
- -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
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.
- if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it
- traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered
- do not traverse any symbolic links (default)
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
AUTHORWritten by Russell Coker and Jim Meyering.
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2010 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 ALSOThe full documentation for chcon is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chcon programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info coreutils aqchcon invocationaq
should give you access to the complete manual.
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