setcap


SYNOPSIS
       setcap [-q] [-v] (capabilities|-|-r) filename [ ... capabilitiesN fileN
       ]

DESCRIPTION
       In the absence of the -v (verify) option setcap sets  the  capabilities
       of  each  specified  filename  to  the  capabilities specified.  The -v
       option is used to verify that the specified capabilities are  currently
       associated with the file.

       The   capabilities   are   specified   in   the   form   described   in
       cap_from_text(3).

       The special capability string, '-', can be used to indicate that  capa-
       bilities  are read from the standard input. In such cases, the capabil-
       ity set is terminated with a blank line.

       The special capability string, '-r', is used to remove a capability set
       from a file.

       The -q flag is used to make the program less verbose in its output.

EXIT CODE
       The setcap program will exit with a 0 exit code if successful. On fail-
       ure, the exit code is 1.

SEE ALSO
       cap_from_text(3), cap_set_file(3), getcap(8)



                               24th October 2008                     SETCAP(8)
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