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GETCAP(8)                System Manager's Manual               GETCAP(8)

NAME         top

       getcap - examine file capabilities

SYNOPSIS         top

       getcap [-v] [-n] [-r] [-h] filename [ ... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       getcap displays the name and capabilities of each specified file.

OPTIONS         top

       -h  prints quick usage.

       -n  prints any non-zero user namespace root user ID value found
           to be associated with a file's capabilities.

       -r  enables recursive search.

       -v  display all searched entries, even if the have no file-

           One file per line.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Please report bugs via:

SEE ALSO         top

       cap_get_file(3), cap_to_text(3), capabilities(7),
       user_namespaces(7), setcap(8)

COLOPHON         top

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                               2020-01-07                      GETCAP(8)

Pages that refer to this page: capsh(1)capabilities(7)getpcaps(8)setcap(8)