filecap

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NAME
       filecap - a program to see capabilities

SYNOPSIS
       filecap [ -a | -d | /dir | /dir/file [cap1 cap2 ...] ]

DESCRIPTION
       filecap is a program that prints out a report of programs with file
       based capabilities. If a file is not in the report or there is no
       report at all, no capabilities were found. For expedience, the default
       is to check only the directories in the PATH environmental variable. If
       the -a command line option is given, then all directories will be
       checked. If a directory is passed, it will recursively check that
       directory. If a path to a file is given, it will only check that file.
       If the path to the file includes capabilities, then they are written to
       the file.


OPTIONS
       -a     This tells the program to show all capabilities starting from
              the / directory. Normally the PATH environmental variable is
              used to show you capabilities on files you are likely to
              execute.

       -d     This dumps all capabilities for reference.


EXAMPLES
       To check file capabilities in $PATH:
       filecap

       To check file capabilities of whole system:
       filecap -a

       To check file capabilities recursively in a directory:
       filecap /usr

       To check file capabilities of a specific program:
       filecap /bin/passwd

       To list all possible capabilities:
       filecap -d

       To set a file capability on a specific program:
       filecap /bin/ping net_raw net_admin

       To remove file capabilities on a specific program:
       filecap /bin/ping none

SEE ALSO
       pscap(8), netcap(8), capabilities(7).


AUTHOR
       Steve Grubb



Red Hat                           March 2009                       FILECAP:(8)