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       fixfiles - fix file SELinux security contexts.


       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-M] [-f] [-T nthreads] relabel

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-T nthreads] { check | restore | verify } dir/file ...

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-B | -N time ] [-T nthreads] { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-T nthreads] -R rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...] { check | restore |
       verify }

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-T nthreads] -C PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles [-F] [-M] [-B] [-T nthreads] 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,  ext4,  gfs2, xfs, jfs and btrfs 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.    The   file   /etc/selinux/fixfiles_exclude_dirs  can  contain  a  list  of
       directories excluded from relabeling.

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


       -B     If specified with onboot, this  fixfiles  will  record  the  current  date  in  the
              /.autorelabel file, so that it can be used later to speed up labeling. If used with
              restore, the restore will only affect files that were modified today.

       -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.

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

       -N time
              Only act on files created after the specified date.   Date  must  be  specified  in
              "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM" format.  Date field will be passed to find --newermt command.

       -M     Bind  mount  filesystems  before relabeling them, this allows fixing the context of
              files or directories that have been mounted over.

       -v     Modify verbosity from progress to verbose. (Run restorecon with -v instead of -p)

       -T nthreads
              Use parallel relabeling, see setfiles(8)


       One of:

       check | verify
              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.

       [[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 <>


       setfiles(8), restorecon(8)

                                            2002031409                                fixfiles(8)