CHCON(1) User Commands CHCON(1)

NAME chcon - change file SELinux security context

SYNOPSIS chcon [OPTION]... CONTEXT FILE... chcon [OPTION]... [-u USER] [-r ROLE] [-l RANGE] [-t TYPE] FILE... chcon [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...

DESCRIPTION Change the SELinux security context of each FILE to CONTEXT. With --reference, change the security context of each FILE to that of RFILE.

-h, --no-dereference affect symbolic links instead of any referenced file

--reference=RFILE use RFILE s security context rather than specifying a CONTEXT value

-R, --recursive operate on files and directories recursively

-v, --verbose output a diagnostic for every file processed

-u, --user=USER set user USER in the target security context

-r, --role=ROLE set role ROLE in the target security context

-t, --type=TYPE set type TYPE in the target security context

-l, --range=RANGE set range RANGE in the target security context

The following options modify how a hierarchy is traversed when the -R option is also specified. If more than one is specified, only the final one takes effect.

-H if a command line argument is a symbolic link to a directory, traverse it

-L traverse every symbolic link to a directory encountered

-P do not traverse any symbolic links (default)

--help display this help and exit

--version output version information and exit

AUTHOR Written by Russell Coker and Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS Report chcon bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <> Report chcon translation bugs to <>

COPYRIGHT Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO The full documentation for chcon is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and chcon programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info coreutils ’chcon invocation’

should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.4 April 2012 CHCON(1)