This manual page describes the fixfiles script.
This script is primarily used to correct the security context
database (extended attributes) on filesystems.
It can also be run at any time to relabel when adding support for new
policy, or just check whether the file contexts are all as you
expect. By default it will relabel all mounted ext2, ext3, xfs and
jfs file systems as long as they do not have a security context mount
option. You can use the -R flag to use rpmpackages as an
alternative. The file /etc/selinux/fixfiles_exclude_dirs can contain
a list of directories excluded from relabeling.
fixfiles onboot will setup the machine to relabel on the next reboot.
-B If specified with onboot, this fixfiles will record the
current date in the /.autorelabel file, so that it can be used
later to speed up labeling. If used with restore, the restore
will only affect files that were modified today.
Save the output to the specified logfile
-F Force reset of context to match file_context for customizable
-f Clear /tmp directory with out prompt for removal.
Use the rpm database to discover all files within the
specified packages and restore the file contexts. (-a will
get all files in the RPM database).
Run a diff on the PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT file to the currently
installed one, and restore the context of all affected files.
Only act on files created after the specified date. Date must
be specified in "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM" format. Date field will be
passed to find --newermt command.
-v Modify verbosity from progress to verbose. (Run restorecon
with -v instead of -p)
check print any incorrect file context labels, showing old and new
context, but do not change them.
change any incorrect file context labels.
Prompt for removal of contents of /tmp directory and then
change any incorrect file context labels to match the install
verify List out files with incorrect file context labels, but do not
[[dir/file] ... ]
List of files or directories trees that you wish to check file
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