NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

setfilecon(3)             SELinux API documentation            setfilecon(3)

NAME         top

       setfilecon,  fsetfilecon,  lsetfilecon - set SELinux security context
       of a file

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int setfilecon(const char *path, char *con);

       int setfilecon_raw(const char *path, char *con);

       int lsetfilecon(const char *path, char *con);

       int lsetfilecon_raw(const char *path, char *con);

       int fsetfilecon(int fd, char *con);

       int fsetfilecon_raw(int fd, char *con);

DESCRIPTION         top

       setfilecon() sets the security context of the file system object.

       lsetfilecon() is identical to setfilecon, except in the case of a
       symbolic link, where the link itself has it's context set, not the
       file that it refers to.

       fsetfilecon() is identical to setfilecon, only the open file pointed
       to by filedes (as returned by open(2)) has it's context set in place
       of path.

       setfilecon_raw(), lsetfilecon_raw(), and fsetfilecon_raw() behave
       identically to their non-raw counterparts but do not perform context
       translation.

RETURN VALUE         top

       On success, zero is returned. On failure, -1 is returned and errno is
       set appropriately.

ERRORS         top

       If there is insufficient space remaining to store the extended
       attribute, errno is set to either ENOSPC, or EDQUOT if quota
       enforcement was the cause.

       If extended attributes are not supported by the filesystem, or are
       disabled, errno is set to ENOTSUP.

       The errors documented for the stat(2) system call are also applicable
       here.

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(3), freecon(3), getfilecon(3), setfscreatecon(3)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the selinux (Security-Enhanced Linux user-space
       libraries and tools) project.  Information about the project can be
       found at ⟨https://github.com/SELinuxProject/selinux/wiki⟩.  If you
       have a bug report for this manual page, see 
       ⟨https://github.com/SELinuxProject/selinux/wiki/Contributing⟩.  This
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russell@coker.com.au           1 January 2004                  setfilecon(3)

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