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       restorecon - restore file(s) default SELinux security contexts.


       restorecon [-o outfilename ] [-R] [-n] [-v|-p] [-e directory ] pathname...

       restorecon -f infilename [-o outfilename ] [-e directory ] [-R] [-n] [-v|-p] [-F]


       This manual page describes the restorecon program.

       This program is primarily used to set the security context (extended attributes) on one or
       more files.

       It can be run at any time to correct errors, to add support for new policy, or with the -n
       option it can just check whether the file contexts are all as you expect.

       It  is  the  same  executable  as  setfiles  but  operates  in a slightly different manner
       depending on it's argv[0].


       -i     ignore files that do not exist

       -f infilename
              infilename contains a list of files to be  processed  by  application.  Use  -  for

       -e directory
              directory to exclude (repeat option for more than one directory.)

       -R -r  change files and directories file labels recursively

       -n     don't change any file labels.

       -o outfilename
              save list of files with incorrect context in outfilename.

       -v     show changes in file labels.

       -vv    show changes in file labels, if type, role, or user are changing.

       -p     show a progress indication in the form of one dot per 1000 files.

       -F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable files, or the user
              section, if it has changed.

       -0     Input items are terminated by a null character instead of by whitespace,   and  the
              quotes  and  backslash  are  not  special  (every  character  is  taken literally).
              Disables the end of file string, which  is   treated   like   any  other  argument.
              Useful   when   input   items   might   contain  white  space,  quote   marks,   or
              backslashes.The  GNU  find  -print0  option produces input suitable for this mode.


       pathname...  The pathname for the file(s) to be relabeled.


       restorecon does not follow symbolic links.


       This man page was written by Dan Walsh <>.  Some of the content  of  this
       man   page   was   taken   from   the   setfiles   man   page  written  by  Russell  Coker
       <>.  The program was written by Dan Walsh <>.


       load_policy(8), checkpolicy(8) setfiles(8)

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