genhomedircon(8) — Linux manual page


GENHOMEDIRCON(8)                   SELinux                  GENHOMEDIRCON(8)

NAME         top

       genhomedircon  -  generate SELinux file context configuration entries
       for user home directories

DESCRIPTION         top

       genhomedircon is a script that executes semodule to rebuild the
       currently active SELinux policy (without reloading it) and to create
       the labels for each user home directory based on directory paths
       returned by calls to getpwent().

       The latter functionality depends on the "usepasswd" parameter being
       set to "true" (default) in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf.

       This script is usually executed by semanage although this default
       behavior can be optionally modified by setting to "true" the
       "disable-genhomedircon" in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf.

       Directories can be excluded from the list of home directories by the
       setting "ignoredirs" in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf.

AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <>

SEE ALSO         top

       semanage.conf(5), semodule(8), semanage(8), getpwent(3),

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Security Enhanced Linux           Sep 2011                  GENHOMEDIRCON(8)

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