restorecon_xattr will display the SHA1 digests added to extended
attributes security.sehash or delete the attribute completely.
These attributes are set by restorecon(8) or setfiles(8) to
specified directories when relabeling recursively.
restorecon_xattr is useful for managing the extended attribute
entries particularly when users forget what directories they ran
restorecon(8) or setfiles(8) from.
RAMFS and TMPFS filesystems do not support the security.sehash
extended attribute and are automatically excluded from searches.
By default restorecon_xattr will display the SHA1 digests with
"Match" appended if they match the default specfile set or the
specfile set used with the -f option. Non-matching SHA1 digests
will be displayed with "No Match" appended. This feature can be
disabled by the -n option.
-d delete all non-matching security.sehash directory digest
-D delete all security.sehash directory digest entries.
-m do not read /proc/mounts to obtain a list of non-seclabel
mounts to be excluded from relabeling checks.
Setting -m is useful where there is a non-seclabel fs
mounted with a seclabel fs mounted on a directory below
-n Do not append "Match" or "No Match" to displayed digests.
-r recursively descend directories.
-v display SHA1 digest generated by specfile set (Note that
this digest is not used to match the security.sehash
directory digest entries, and is shown for reference
directory to exclude (repeat option for more than one
an optional specfile containing file context entries as
described in file_contexts(5). If the option is not
specified, then the default file_contexts will be used.
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