Use +/- to add/remove categories from a file or user (only a
single category can be specified at a time). Or specify the
desired list/range of categories to be applied (replacing the
Note: When removing a category you must specify '--' on the
command line before using the -Category syntax. This tells the
command that you have finished entering options and are now
specifying a category name instead.
-d delete all categories from given FILE/USER.
-L list available categories.
-l Tells chcat to operate on users instead of files.
Replace categories of user "test" with c0.c6
# chcat -l c0.c6 test
Add category c1023 to user "test"
# chcat -l +c1023 test
Remove category c5 from file "file"
# chcat -- -c5 file
Remove all categories from file "file"
# chcat -d file
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