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chcon - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

chcon - change file SELinux security context

SYNOPSIS

chcon [OPTION]... CONTEXT FILE...
chcon [OPTION]... [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-l RANGE] [-t TYPE] FILE...
chcon [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

DESCRIPTION

Change the security context of each FILE to CONTEXT.

TagDescription
-c, --changes
  like verbose but report only when a change is made
-h, --no-dereference
  affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file (available only on systems with lchown system call)
-f, --silent, --quiet
  suppress most error messages
--reference=RFILE
  use RFILE’s context instead of using a CONTEXT value
-u, --user=USER
  set user USER in the target security context
-r, --role=ROLE
  set role ROLE in the target security context
-t, --type=TYPE
  set type TYPE in the target security context
-l, --range=RANGE
  set range RANGE in the target security context
-R, --recursive
  change files and directories recursively
-v, --verbose
  output a diagnostic for every file processed
--help display this help and exit
--version
  output version information and exit

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>.

SEE ALSO

chcon is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chcon programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info chcon
should give you access to the complete manual.

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