filecap(8) — Linux manual page


FILECAP:(8)          System Administration Utilities         FILECAP:(8)

NAME         top

       filecap - a program to see capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       filecap [ -a | -d | /dir | /dir/file [cap1 cap2 ...] ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       filecap is a program that prints out a report of programs with
       file based capabilities. If a file is not in the report or there
       is no report at all, no capabilities were found. For expedience,
       the default is to check only the directories in the PATH
       environmental variable. If the -a command line option is given,
       then all directories will be checked. If a directory is passed,
       it will recursively check that directory. If a path to a file is
       given, it will only check that file. If a file is given followed
       by capabilities, then the capabilities are written to the file.

OPTIONS         top

       -a     This tells the program to show all capabilities starting
              from the / directory. Normally the PATH environmental
              variable is used to show you capabilities on files you are
              likely to execute.

       -d     This dumps all capabilities for reference.

EXAMPLES         top

       To check file capabilities in $PATH:

       To check file capabilities of whole system:
       filecap -a

       To check file capabilities recursively in a directory:
       filecap /usr

       To check file capabilities of a specific program:
       filecap /bin/passwd

       To list all possible capabilities:
       filecap -d

       To set a file capability on a specific program:
       filecap /bin/ping net_raw net_admin

       To remove file capabilities on a specific program:
       filecap /bin/ping none

SEE ALSO         top

       pscap(8), netcap(8), capabilities(7).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                         Aug 2018                     FILECAP:(8)

Pages that refer to this page: capabilities(7)captest(8)netcap(8)pscap(8)