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CHCAT(8)                      User Commands                     CHCAT(8)

NAME         top

       chcat - change file SELinux security category

SYNOPSIS         top

       chcat category file...
       chcat -l category user...
       chcat [[+|-]category...]  file...
       chcat -l [[+|-]category...]  user...
       chcat [-d] file...
       chcat -l [-d] user...
       chcat -L [ -l ] [ user ... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Change/Remove the security category for each file or user.

       Use +/- to add/remove categories from a file or user.

       Note: When removing a category you must specify '--' on the
       command line before using the -Category syntax.  This tells the
       command that you have finished entering options and are now
       specifying a category name instead.

       -d     delete the category from each FILE/USER.

       -L     list available categories.

       -l     Tells chcat to operate on users instead of files.

SEE ALSO         top

              selinux(8), semanage(8)

       When operating on files this script wraps the chcon command.

FILES         top


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chcat                        September 2005                     CHCAT(8)