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       fixfiles - fix file SELinux security contexts.


       fixfiles [-F] [-l logfile ] { check | restore|[-f] relabel | verify } [[dir/file] ... ]

       fixfiles  [-F] [ -R rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...] ] [-l logfile ] { check | restore |
       verify }

       fixfiles [ -C PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT ] [-l logfile ] { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles onboot


       This manual page describes the fixfiles script.

       This script  is  primarily  used  to  correct  the  security  context  database  (extended
       attributes) on filesystems.

       It  can  also  be  run at any time to relabel when adding support for new policy, or  just
       check whether the file contexts are all as you expect.  By default  it  will  relabel  all
       mounted  ext2,  ext3,  xfs  and  jfs  file  systems as long as they do not have a security
       context mount option.  You can use the -R flag to use rpmpackages as an alternative.

       fixfiles onboot will setup the machine to relabel on the next reboot.


       -l logfile
              Save the output to the specified logfile

       -F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable files

       -f     Clear /tmp directory with out prompt for removal.

       -R rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...]
              Use the rpm database to discover  all  files  within  the  specified  packages  and
              restore the file contexts.  (-a will get all files in the RPM database).

              Run  a  diff  on  the PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT file to the currently installed one, and
              restore the context of all affected files.


       One of:

       check  print any incorrect file context labels, showing old and new context,  but  do  not
              change them.

              change any incorrect file context labels.

              Prompt for removal of contents of /tmp directory and then change any incorrect file
              context labels to match the install file_contexts file.

       verify List out files with incorrect file context labels, but do not change them.

       [[dir/file] ... ]
              List of files or directories trees that you wish to check file context on.


       This man page was written by  Richard  Hally  <>.   The  script   was
       written by Dan Walsh <>



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