Set SELinux context recursively per files vs directories
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chcon changes context, but after a relabel this changes will be lost.
Relabeling can happen for many reasons, for example when you change selinux policy (you will normally never do this). It can also happen when you brick your machine, and you want to fix it. This can be done by creating an empty file /.autorelabel
as root and reboot.
chcon --reference only sets the filecontext of the target, to be the same as the file you refer to.
ps. Don't set the file /.autorelabel if you always used chcon to set filecontext!!! ALL CHANGES will be lost.
Last edited by Metsie; 07-04-2011 at 04:17 PM.
Reason: dont create file autorelabel
Hi. I'm running Apache 5.5 on CentOS. Can someone give me a good breakdown, or at least point me to a summary, of the datatype and the parts of the following data types (there appears to be 3 parts separated by colons, and with my vert limited knowledge I'll refer to this data as SELinux context--I'm probably very wrong). That is, what is this piece of data & what are the three parts of, for example:
Not sure how to fix that^
Last edited by bluegospel; 07-05-2011 at 03:42 PM.
Reason: put literals in quotes