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NAME

       setcap - set file capabilities

SYNOPSIS

       setcap [-q] [-v] (capabilities|-|-r) filename [ ... capabilitiesN fileN ]

DESCRIPTION

       In  the  absence  of the -v (verify) option setcap sets the capabilities of each specified
       filename to the capabilities specified.   The  -v  option  is  used  to  verify  that  the
       specified capabilities are currently associated with the file.

       The capabilities are specified in the form described in cap_from_text(3).

       The  special  capability  string,  '-', can be used to indicate that capabilities are read
       from the standard input. In such cases, the capability set  is  terminated  with  a  blank
       line.

       The special capability string, '-r', is used to remove a capability set from a file.

       The -q flag is used to make the program less verbose in its output.

EXIT CODE

       The  setcap  program will exit with a 0 exit code if successful. On failure, the exit code
       is 1.

SEE ALSO

       cap_from_text(3), cap_set_file(3), getcap(8)

                                        24th October 2008                               SETCAP(8)