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chcat — change file SELinux security category


chcat category file...
chcat -l category user...
chcat [[+|-]category...]  file...
chcat -l [[+|-]category...]  user...
chcat [-d] file...
chcat -l [-d] user...
chcat -L [ -l ] [ user ... ]


Change/Remove the security category for each file or user.

Use +/- to add/remove categories from a file or user.

Note: When removing a category you must specify '--' on the command line before using the -Category syntax.  This tells the command that you have finished entering options and are now specifying a category name instead.


delete the category from each FILE/USER.


list available categories.


Tells chcat to operate on users instead of files.

See Also

chcon(1), selinux(8), semanage(8)

When operating on files this script wraps the chcon command.




September 2005 chcat User Commands