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       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.

       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

       -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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