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

NAME
       setcap - set file capabilities

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  speciā€
       fied 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 capabilities are read
       from the standard input. In such cases, the capability 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 failure, 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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