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restorecon_xattr - manage security.restorecon_last extended attribute

restorecon_xattr(8) SELinux User Command restorecon_xattr(8)

NAME

restorecon_xattr - manage security.restorecon_last extended attribute entries added by setfiles(8) or restorecon(8).
 

SYNOPSIS

restorecon_xattr [-d] [-D] [-m] [-n] [-r] [-v] [-e directory] [-f specfile] pathname
 

DESCRIPTION

restorecon_xattr will display the SHA1 digests added to extended attributes security.restorecon_last or delete the attribute completely. These attributes are set by restorecon(8) or setfiles(8) to specified directories when relabeling recursively.
 
restorecon_xattr is useful for managing the extended attribute entries particularly when users forget what directories they ran restorecon(8) or setfiles(8) from.
 
RAMFS and TMPFS filesystems do not support the security.restorecon_last extended attribute and are automatically excluded from searches.
 
By default restorecon_xattr will display the SHA1 digests with "Match" appended if they match the default specfile set or the specfile set used with the -f option. Non-matching SHA1 digests will be displayed with "No Match" appended. This feature can be disabled by the -n option.
 

OPTIONS

-d
delete all non-matching security.restorecon_last directory digest entries.
-D
delete all security.restorecon_last directory digest entries.
-m
do not read /proc/mounts to obtain a list of non-seclabel mounts to be excluded from relabeling checks.
 
Setting -m is useful where there is a non-seclabel fs mounted with a seclabel fs mounted on a directory below this.
-n
Do not append "Match" or "No Match" to displayed digests.
-r
recursively descend directories.
-v
display SHA1 digest generated by specfile set.
-e
directory
 
directory to exclude (repeat option for more than one directory).
-f
specfile
 
an optional specfile containing file context entries as described in file_contexts(5). This will be used by selabel_open(3) to retrieve the set of labeling entries, with the SHA1 digest being retrieved by selabel_digest(3). If the option is not specified, then the default file_contexts will be used.
 

ARGUMENTS

pathname
 
the pathname of the directory tree to be searched.
 

SEE ALSO

restorecon(8), setfiles(8)
24 Sept 2016