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