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fixfiles(8)                                                        fixfiles(8)

       fixfiles - fix file SELinux security contexts.

       fixfiles [-F] [-l logfile ] { check | restore|[-f] relabel | verify } [[dir/file] ... ]

       fixfiles [-F] [ -R rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...] ] [-l logfile ] { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles [ -C PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT ] [-l logfile ] { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles onboot

       This manual page describes the fixfiles script.

       This script is primarily used to correct the security context database (extended attributes) on filesystems.

       It  can  also be run at any time to relabel when adding support for new policy, or  just check whether the file
       contexts are all as you expect.  By default it will relabel all mounted ext2, ext3, xfs and jfs file systems as
       long  as  they  do  not have a security context mount option.  You can use the -R flag to use rpmpackages as an
       alternative.  The file /etc/selinux/fixfiles_exclude_dirs can contain a list of directories excluded from rela-

       fixfiles onboot will setup the machine to relabel on the next reboot.

       -l logfile
              Save the output to the specified logfile

       -F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable files

       -f     Clear /tmp directory with out prompt for removal.

       -R rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...]
              Use  the rpm database to discover all files within the specified packages and restore the file contexts.
              (-a will get all files in the RPM database).

              Run a diff on  the PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT file to the currently installed one, and restore the context  of
              all affected files.

       One of:

       check  print any incorrect file context labels, showing old and new context, but do not change them.

              change any incorrect file context labels.

              Prompt  for  removal  of contents of /tmp directory and then change any incorrect file context labels to
              match the install file_contexts file.

       verify List out files with incorrect file context labels, but do not change them.

       [[dir/file] ... ]
              List of files or directories trees that you wish to check file context on.

       This man page was written by Richard Hally <>.  The  script   was  written  by  Dan  Walsh


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