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fixfiles(8)                                                        fixfiles(8)

fixfiles - fix file security contexts.

fixfiles  [-F]   [  -R  rpmpackagename[,rpmpackagename...]    [ -C PREVI-
]OUS_FILECONTEXT   [-l logfile ]  [-o outputfile ]  { check  |  restore  |
[-F]  relabel }"

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

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.

-l logfile
Save the output to the specified logfile

-o outputfile
Save  all  files  that  have  file_context that differs from the
default, in outputfile.

-F     Force  reset  of  context to match file_context for customizable

-f     Don't prompt for removal of /tmp directory.

-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  show any incorrect file context labels but do not change them.

change any incorrect file context labels.

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

[[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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