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

NAME         top

       checkmodule - SELinux policy module compiler

SYNOPSIS         top

       checkmodule [-h] [-b] [-C] [-m] [-M] [-U handle_unknown ] [-V]
       [-o output_file] [input_file]

DESCRIPTION         top

       This manual page describes the checkmodule command.

       checkmodule is a program that checks and compiles a SELinux
       security policy module into a binary representation.  It can
       generate either a base policy module (default) or a non-base
       policy module (-m option); typically, you would build a non-base
       policy module to add to an existing module store that already has
       a base module provided by the base policy.  Use semodule_package
       to combine this module with its optional file contexts to create
       a policy package, and then use semodule to install the module
       package into the module store and load the resulting policy.

OPTIONS         top

       -b,--binary
              Read an existing binary policy module file rather than a
              source policy module file.  This option is a
              development/debugging aid.

       -C,--cil
              Write CIL policy file rather than binary policy file.

       -E,--werror
              Treat warnings as errors

       -h,--help
              Print usage.

       -m     Generate a non-base policy module.

       -M,--mls
              Enable the MLS/MCS support when checking and compiling the
              policy module.

       -V,--version
              Show policy versions created by this program.

       -o,--output filename
              Write a binary policy module file to the specified
              filename.  Otherwise, checkmodule will only check the
              syntax of the module source file and will not generate a
              binary module at all.

       -U,--handle-unknown <action>
              Specify how the kernel should handle unknown classes or
              permissions (deny, allow or reject).

       -c policyvers
              Specify the policy version, defaults to the latest.

EXAMPLE         top

       # Build a MLS/MCS-enabled non-base policy module.
       $ checkmodule -M -m httpd.te -o httpd.mod

SEE ALSO         top

       semodule(8), semodule_package(8) SELinux Reference Policy
       documentation at https://github.com/SELinuxProject/refpolicy/wiki

AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was copied from the checkpolicy man page written
       by Árpád Magosányi <mag@bunuel.tii.matav.hu>, and edited by Dan
       Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>.  The program was written by Stephen
       Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>.

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
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       ⟨https://github.com/SELinuxProject/selinux/wiki/Contributing⟩.
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