getpcaps - Man Page

display process capabilities


getpcaps [optional args] pid...


getpcaps displays the capabilities on the processes indicated by the pid value(s) given on the command line. A pid of 0 displays the capabilities of the process that is running getpcaps itself.

The capabilities are displayed in the cap_from_text(3) format.

Optional arguments:

--help or --usage

Displays usage information and exits.

--ugly or --legacy

Displays output in a somewhat ugly legacy format.


Displays usage in a legacy-like format but not quite so ugly in modern default terminal fonts.

See Also

capsh(1), capabilities(7), getcap(8), setcap(8)


This manual page was originally written by Robert Bihlmeyer <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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