SETCAP(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 SETCAP(8)

NAME         top

       setcap - set file capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       setcap [-q] [-v] (capabilities|-|-r) filename [ ... capabilitiesN
       fileN ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       In the absence of the -v (verify) option setcap sets the capabilities
       of each specified filename to the capabilities specified.  The -v
       option is used to verify that the specified capabilities are
       currently associated with the file.

       The capabilities are specified in the form described in

       The special capability string, '-', can be used to indicate that
       capabilities are read from the standard input. In such cases, the
       capability set is terminated with a blank line.

       The special capability string, '-r', is used to remove a capability
       set from a file.

       The -q flag is used to make the program less verbose in its output.

EXIT CODE         top

       The setcap program will exit with a 0 exit code if successful. On
       failure, the exit code is 1.

SEE ALSO         top

       cap_from_text(3), cap_set_file(3), getcap(8)

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                              24th October 2008                    SETCAP(8)

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