checkpolicy man page

checkpolicy — SELinux policy compiler


checkpolicy [-b] [-C] [-d] [-M] [-c policyvers] [-o output_file] [input_file]


This manual page describes the checkpolicy command.

checkpolicy is a program that checks and compiles a SELinux security policy configuration into a binary representation that can be loaded into the kernel. If no input file name is specified, checkpolicy will attempt to read from policy.conf or policy, depending on whether the -b flag is specified.


Read an existing binary policy file rather than a source policy.conf file.
Write CIL policy file rather than binary policy file.
Enter debug mode after loading the policy.
Enable the MLS policy when checking and compiling the policy.
-o,--output filename
Write a binary policy file to the specified filename.
-c policyvers
Specify the policy version, defaults to the latest.
Specify the target platform (selinux or xen).
-U,--handle-unknown <action>
Specify how the kernel should handle unknown classes or permissions (deny, allow or reject).
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See Also

SELinux documentation at http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux, especially "Configuring the SELinux Policy".


This manual page was written by Arpad Magosanyi <mag@bunuel.tii.matav.hu>, and edited by Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil>. The program was written by Stephen Smalley <sds@epoch.ncsc.mil>.

Referenced By

checkpolicy_selinux(8), restorecon(8), setfiles(8).

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