pscap(8) — Linux manual page


PSCAP:(8)            System Administration Utilities           PSCAP:(8)

NAME         top

       pscap - a program to see capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       pscap [ -a | -p pid ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       pscap is a program that prints out a report of process
       capabilities. If the application has any capabilities, it will be
       in the report with the exception of init. By giving the -a
       command line option, init will be included, too. By giving a pid
       with the -p command line option, only the process specified with
       the pid is reported. If a process is not in the report, it has
       dropped all capabilities. If the process has partial
       capabilities, it is further examined to see if it has an open-
       ended bounding set. If this is found to be true, a '+' symbol is
       added. If the process has ambient capabilities, a '@' symbols is

       The command name in the output may be followed by an asterisk
       mark (*). This mark denotes processes which run in child user
       namespaces (relative to the user namespace of pscap itself).

SEE ALSO         top

       netcap(8), filecap(8), capabilities(7), ps(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                         Sept 2020                      PSCAP:(8)

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