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NAMEcheckmodule - SELinux policy module compiler
SYNOPSIScheckmodule [-h] [-b] [-m] [-M] [-U handle_unknown ] [-V] [-o output_file] [input_file]
DESCRIPTIONThis manual page describes the checkmodule command.
checkmodule is a program that checks and compiles a SELinux security policy module into a binary representation. It can generate either a base policy module (default) or a non-base policy module (-m option); typically, you would build a non-base policy module to add to an existing module store that already has a base module provided by the base policy. Use semodule_package to combine this module with its optional file contexts to create a policy package, and then use semodule to install the module package into the module store and load the resulting policy.
- Read an existing binary policy module file rather than a source policy module file. This option is a development/debugging aid.
- Print usage.
- Generate a non-base policy module.
- Enable the MLS/MCS support when checking and compiling the policy module.
Show policy versions created by this program
- -o,--output filename
- Write a binary policy module file to the specified filename. Otherwise, checkmodule will only check the syntax of the module source file and will not generate a binary module at all.
- -U,--handle-unknown <action>
Specify how the kernel should handle unknown classes or permissions (deny, allow or reject).
# Build a MLS/MCS-enabled non-base policy module. $ checkmodule -M -m httpd.te -o httpd.mod
SEE ALSOsemodule(8), semodule_package(8) SELinux documentation at http://www.nsa.gov/selinux, especially "Configuring the SELinux Policy".
AUTHORThis manual page was copied from the checkpolicy man page written by Arpad Magosanyi <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and edited by Dan Walsh <email@example.com>. The program was written by Stephen Smalley <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Time: 05:34:24 GMT, December 24, 2015