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restorecon(8)                                                    restorecon(8)

restorecon - set file security contexts.

restorecon [-o outfilename ]  [-R]  [-n]  [-v]  [-e directory ]  pathname...

restorecon -f infilename [-o outfilename ]  [-e directory  ]   [-R]   [-n] 
[-v]  [-F] 

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 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 con-
texts are all as you expect.

-f infilename
infilename contains a list of files to be processed by  applica-
tion. Use - for stdin.

-e directory
directory  to  exclude  (repeat  option for more than one direc-

-R -r  change files and directories file labels recursively

-n     don't change any file labels.

-o outfilename
save list of files with incorrect context in outfilename.

-v     show changes in file labels.

-vv    show changes in file labels, if type, role, or user  are  chang-

-F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable
files, or the user section, if it has changed.

pathname...  The pathname for the file(s) to be relabeled.

This man page was written by Dan Walsh  <>.   Some  of
the content of this man page was taken from the setfiles man page writ-
ten by Russell Coker <>.  The program  was  written
by Dan Walsh <>.

load_policy(8), checkpolicy(8) setfiles(8)

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