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       matchpathcon  -  get  the default SELinux security context for the specified path from the
       file contexts configuration


       matchpathcon  [-V]  [-N]  [-n]  [-m  type]  [-f  file_contexts_file]   [-p   prefix]   [-P
       policy_root_path] filepath...


       matchpathcon queries the system policy and outputs the default security context associated
       with the filepath.

       Note: Identical paths can have different security contexts, depending  on  the  file  type
       (regular file, directory, link file, char file ...).

       matchpathcon  will  also  take the file type into consideration in determining the default
       security context if the file exists.  If the file does not exist, no  file  type  matching
       will occur.


       -m type
              Force  file  type  for  the  lookup.   Valid  types  are file, dir, pipe, chr_file,
              blk_file, lnk_file, sock_file.

       -n     Do not display path.

       -N     Do not use translations.

       -f file_context_file
              Use alternate file_context file

       -p prefix
              Use prefix to speed translations

       -P policy_root_path
              Use alternate policy root path

       -V     Verify file context on disk matches defaults


       This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <>.


       selinux(8), matchpathcon(3)