fixfiles(8)                                                        fixfiles(8)

       fixfiles - fix file SELinux security contexts.

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-f] relabel

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] { check | restore | verify } dir/file ...

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] [-B | -N time ] { check | restore | verify }

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

       fixfiles [-v] [-F] -C PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT { check | restore | verify }

       fixfiles [-F] [-B] 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 relabeling.

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

       -B     If specified with onboot, this fixfiles will record the current
              date in the /.autorelabel file, so that it can be used later to
              speed up labeling. If used with restore, the restore will only
              affect files that were modified today.

       -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.

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

       -N time
              Only act on files created after the specified date.  Date must
              be specified in "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM" format.  Date field will be
              passed to find --newermt command.

       -v     Modify verbosity from progress to verbose. (Run restorecon with
              -v instead of -p)

       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 <>

       setfiles(8), restorecon(8)

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