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Set file capabilities.

24th October 2008
SETCAP(8)                            System Manager's Manual                            SETCAP(8)

NAME setcap - set file capabilities
SYNOPSIS setcap [-q] [-v] (capabilities|-|-r) filename [ ... capabilitiesN fileN ]
DESCRIPTION In the absence of the -v (verify) option setcap sets the capabilities of each specified filename to the capabilities specified. The -v option is used to verify that the speciā€ fied capabilities are currently associated with the file. The capabilities are specified in the form described in cap_from_text(3). The special capability string, '-', can be used to indicate that capabilities are read from the standard input. In such cases, the capability set is terminated with a blank line. The special capability string, '-r', is used to remove a capability set from a file. The -q flag is used to make the program less verbose in its output.
EXIT CODE The setcap program will exit with a 0 exit code if successful. On failure, the exit code is 1.
SEE ALSO cap_from_text(3), cap_set_file(3), getcap(8)
24th October 2008 SETCAP(8)
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setcap(8) referred by capabilities(7) | capsh(1) | getcap(8) | Linux::Prctl(3pm)
refer to cap_from_text(3) | cap_get_file(3) | getcap(8)