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chcon - change file SELinux security context


chcon [OPTION]... CONTEXT FILE... chcon [OPTION]... [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-l RANGE] [-t TYPE] FILE... chcon [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...


Change the security context of each FILE to CONTEXT. -c, --changes like verbose but report only when a change is made -h, --no-dereference affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file (available only on systems with lchown system call) -f, --silent, --quiet suppress most error messages --reference=RFILE use RFILE's context instead of using a CONTEXT value -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 -R, --recursive change files and directories recursively -v, --verbose output a diagnostic for every file processed --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit


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The 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 chcon should give you access to the complete manual. chcon 5.97 March 2012 CHCON(1)

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