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tomoyo-patternize - utility to convert pathnames in policy into patterns

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tomoyo-patternize - utility to convert pathnames in policy into patterns


tomoyo-patternize [configfile]


This program reads domain policy from standard input and replaces pathnames with patterns. Replacement rules are defined in /etc/tomoyo/tools/patternize.conf. The resulting policy is sent to standard output and is useful to shorten and simplify domain or exception policy.
Pathnames used for domain names themselves will not be replaced. Only the first matching rule is used for any particular pathname. If a pathname does not match any rules, it is left unchanged.


Replace "proc:/self/fd/0" with "proc:/self/fd/\$"
  rewrite path_pattern proc:/self/fd/\$
Replace "proc:/123/status" with "proc/\$/status"
  rewrite head_pattern proc:/\$
Replace "dev(8,1):/etc/mtab~456" with "dev(8,1):/etc/mtab~\$"
  rewrite tail_pattern /etc/mtab~\$
Replace "/tmp/phpZjk1k3" with @GROUP1
  rewrite path_pattern /tmp/php\?\?\?\?\?\? @GROUP1
Replace integers between 0-100 or 100-200 with @GROUP2
  rewrite number_pattern 0-100 @GROUP2
  rewrite number_pattern 100-200 @GROUP2
Replace loopback addresses with @LOCALHOST
  rewrite address_pattern @LOCALHOST
  rewrite address_pattern 0:0:0:0:0:0:0:1 @LOCALHOST
See the configuration file for more information on rule syntax.


If you find any bugs, send an email to <>.


Tetsuo Handa <>
Main author.
Jamie Nguyen <>
Documentation and website.


tomoyo-findtemp(8), tomoyo-diffpolicy(8)
See <> for more information.
2012-04-14 tomoyo-tools 2.5.0