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/>

SEE ALSO

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

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2017 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.