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NAME

       chcon - change file 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.  With --reference, change the
       security context of each FILE to that of RFILE.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       --dereference
              affect the referent of each symbolic link (this is the default),  rather  than  the
              symbolic link itself

       -h, --no-dereference
              affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file

       -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

       --no-preserve-root
              do not treat '/' specially (the default)

       --preserve-root
              fail to operate recursively on '/'

       --reference=RFILE
              use RFILE's security context rather than specifying a CONTEXT value

       -R, --recursive
              operate on files and directories recursively

       -v, --verbose
              output a diagnostic for every file processed

       The  following  options  modify  how  a  hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also
       specified.  If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.

       -H     if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it

       -L     traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered

       -P     do not traverse any symbolic links (default)

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR

       Written by Russell Coker and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report chcon bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report chcon translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU  GPL  version  3  or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       The full documentation for chcon is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and chcon
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'chcon invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.