Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2021
runcon - run command with specified SELinux security context
,CONTEXT COMMAND /
[ ,-c /
] [,-u USER/
] [,-r ROLE/
] [,-t TYPE/
] [,-l RANGE/
] ,COMMAND /
Run COMMAND with completely-specified CONTEXT, or with current or
transitioned security context modified by one or more of LEVEL,
ROLE, TYPE, and USER.
If none of -c, -t, -u, -r, or -l, is specified,
the first argument is used as the complete context. Any additional
arguments after COMMAND are interpreted as arguments to the
Note that only carefully-chosen contexts are likely to successfully
Run a program in a different SELinux security context.
With neither CONTEXT nor COMMAND, print the current security context.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
Complete security context
- -c, --compute
compute process transition context before modifying
- -t, --type=,TYPE/
type (for same role as parent)
- -u, --user=,USER/
- -r, --role=,ROLE/
- -l, --range=,RANGE/
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Russell Coker.
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Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/runcon
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) runcon invocation'