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       fixfiles  [-v]  [-F]  [-B]  [  -N  time  ]  [-l  logfile  ]  {  check |
       restore|[-f] relabel | verify } [[dir/file] ... ]

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

       fixfiles  [-v]  [-F]  -C  PREVIOUS_FILECONTEXT  [-l logfile ] { 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.

       -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).


       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_con-
              texts 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  <rhally@mindspring.com>.
       The script  was written by Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>



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