runcon(1) run command with specified security context


runcon ,CONTEXT COMMAND /[,args/]
runcon [ ,-c /] [,-u USER/] [,-r ROLE/] [,-t TYPE/] [,-l RANGE/] ,COMMAND /[,args/]


Run COMMAND with completely-specified CONTEXT, or with current or transitioned security context modified by one or more of LEVEL, ROLE, TYPE, and USER.

If none of -c, -t, -u, -r, or -l, is specified, the first argument is used as the complete context. Any additional arguments after COMMAND are interpreted as arguments to the command.

Note that only carefully-chosen contexts are likely to successfully run.

Run a program in a different SELinux security context. With neither CONTEXT nor COMMAND, print the current security context.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

Complete security context
-c, --compute
compute process transition context before modifying
-t, --type=,TYPE/
type (for same role as parent)
-u, --user=,USER/
user identity
-r, --role=,ROLE/
-l, --range=,RANGE/
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by Russell Coker.


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