dpkg-statoverride(1)



dpkg-statoverride(1)              dpkg suite              dpkg-statoverride(1)

NAME
       dpkg-statoverride - override ownership and mode of files

SYNOPSIS
       dpkg-statoverride [option...] command

DESCRIPTION
       "stat  overrides" are a way to tell dpkg(1) to use a different owner or
       mode for a path when a  package  is  installed  (this  applies  to  any
       filesystem  object  that  dpkg handles, including directories, devices,
       etc.). This can be used to force programs that are normally  setuid  to
       be  install  without  a  setuid  flag,  or only executable by a certain
       group.

       dpkg-statoverride is a utility to manage the list of stat overrides. It
       has three basic functions: adding, removing and listing overrides.

COMMANDS
       --add user group mode path
              Add  an override for path. path does not need to exist when this
              command is used; the override will be  stored  and  used  later.
              Users  and  groups  can  be specified by their name (for example
              root or nobody), or by their number  by  prepending  the  number
              with  a  '#'  (for  example #0 or #65534).  The mode needs to be
              specified in octal.

              If --update is specified and path exists, it is immediately  set
              to the new owner and mode.

       --remove path
              Remove  an  override  for  path,  the  status  of  path  is left
              unchanged by this command.

       --list [glob-pattern]
              List all overrides. If a glob pattern is specified restrict  the
              output to overrides which match the glob.

       --help Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

OPTIONS
       --admindir directory
              Change the directory of the dpkg database where the statoverride
              file is also stored. Defaults to /var/lib/dpkg.

       --force
              Force an action, even if a sanity check would otherwise prohibit
              it.  This is necessary to override an existing override.

       --update
              Immediately  try to change the path to the new owner and mode if
              it exists.

       --quiet
              Be less verbose about what we do.

EXIT STATUS
       0      The requested action was successfully performed.

       1      For --list, if there are no overrides or none match the supplied
              glob.

       2      Fatal  or unrecoverable error due to invalid command-line usage,
              or interactions  with  the  system,  such  as  accesses  to  the
              database, memory allocations, etc.

ENVIRONMENT
       DPKG_ADMINDIR
              If set and the --admindir option has not been specified, it will
              be used as the dpkg data directory.

FILES
       /var/lib/dpkg/statoverride
              File which contains the current list of stat  overrides  of  the
              system.  It  is  located  in  the dpkg administration directory,
              along with other files important to  dpkg,  such  as  status  or
              available.
              Note:  dpkg-statoverride  preserves  the  old copy of this file,
              with extension "-old", before replacing it with the new one.

SEE ALSO
       dpkg(1).

1.18.24                           2017-05-17              dpkg-statoverride(1)

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