restorecond(8) — Linux manual page


restorecond(8)                                            restorecond(8)

NAME         top

       restorecond - daemon that watches for file creation and then sets
       the default SELinux file context

SYNOPSIS         top

       restorecond [-d] [-h] [-f restorecond_file ] [-u] [-v]

DESCRIPTION         top

       This manual page describes the restorecond program.

       This daemon uses inotify to watch files listed in the
       /etc/selinux/restorecond.conf, when they are created, this daemon
       will make sure they have the correct file context associated with
       the policy.

OPTIONS         top

       -d     Turns on debugging mode.   Application will stay in the
              foreground and lots of debugs messages start printing.

       -h     Print usage statement.

       -f restorecond_file
              Use alternative restorecond.conf file.

       -u     Turns on user mode.  Runs restorecond in the user session
              and reads /etc/selinux/restorecond_user.conf.  Uses dbus
              to make sure only one restorecond is running per user

       -v     Turns on verbose debugging.  (Report missing files)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page and program was written by Dan Walsh

FILES         top

       /etc/selinux/restorecond.conf /etc/selinux/restorecond_user.conf

SEE ALSO         top


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