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       fixfiles - fix file SELinux security contexts.


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

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

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

       fixfiles [-F] [-B] 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.  The
       file /etc/selinux/fixfiles_exclude_dirs can contain a list of  directories  excluded  from

       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.

       -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.

       -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.

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


       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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