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chcon instruction

Gangireddy Danam
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Joined: Aug 08, 2012
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chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /usr/jre1.7.0_10/lib/i386/client/
Please tell me what the above command functionality . why need to we use ?
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
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Please don’t add a new question to an old thread. Fortunately I can split your post off and create a new thread.
Try starting here.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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The traditional file access control settings for Unix (and Linux) could be altered using the "chmod" command. When selinux was added for finer-grained access control, the "chcon" utility was part of the addition. It updates the selinux security properties for a file or directory.

For more information, run the "info chcon" command on your Linux machine. Selinux itself is a complex and confusing topic, so for that I can only recommend googling for some decent literature on the subject.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
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