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NAME

       getfilecon, fgetfilecon, lgetfilecon - get SELinux security context of a file

SYNOPSIS

       #include <selinux/selinux.h>

       int getfilecon(const char *path, security_context_t *con);

       int lgetfilecon(const char *path, security_context_t *con);

       int fgetfilecon(int fd, security_context_t *con);

DESCRIPTION

       getfilecon  retrieves  the  context associated with the given path in the file system, the
       length of the context is returned.

       lgetfilecon is identical to getfilecon, except in the case of a symbolic link,  where  the
       link itself is interrogated, not the file that it refers to.

       fgetfilecon  is  identical  to  getfilecon,  only  the open file pointed to by filedes (as
       returned by open(2)) is interrogated in place of path.

       The returned context should be freed with freecon if non-NULL.

RETURN VALUE

       On success, a positive number is returned indicating the size of  the  extended  attribute
       value. On failure, -1 is returned and errno is  set appropriately.

       If  the  context  does not exist, or the process has no access to this attribute, errno is
       set to ENODATA.

       If extended attributes are not supported by the filesystem, or are dis-  abled,  errno  is
       set to ENOTSUP.

       The errors documented for the stat(2) system call are also applicable here.

SEE ALSO

       selinux(8), freecon(3), setfilecon(3), setfscreatecon(3)