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

       dpkg-statoverride - override ownership and mode of files

       dpkg-statoverride [option...] command

       "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

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

       --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.

	      Give help	about the --force-thing	options	(since dpkg 1.19.5).

	      Show the version and exit.

       --admindir directory
	      Set  the	administrative	directory to directory.	 This is where
	      the statoverride file is stored.	Defaults to <</var/db/dpkg>>.

       --instdir directory
	      Set the installation directory, which refers  to	the  directory
	      where  packages  get installed (since dpkg 1.19.2).  Defaults to

       --root directory
	      Set the root directory to	directory, which sets the installation
	      directory	 to  <<directory>> and the administrative directory to
	      <<directory/var/db/dpkg>>	(since dpkg 1.19.2).

       --no-force-things, --refuse-things
	      Force or refuse (no-force	and refuse mean	the same thing)	to  do
	      some  things  (since  dpkg 1.19.5).  things is a comma separated
	      list of things specified below.  --force-help displays a message
	      describing them.	Things marked with (*) are forced by default.

	      Warning: These options are mostly	intended to be used by experts
	      only.  Using them	without	fully understanding their effects  may
	      break your whole system.

	      all: Turns on (or	off) all force options.

	      statoverride-add:	 Overwrite  an	existing  stat	override  when
	      adding it	(since dpkg 1.19.5).

	      statoverride-remove:  Ignore  a  missing	stat   override	  when
	      removing it (since dpkg 1.19.5).

	      security-mac(*): Use platform-specific Mandatory Access Controls
	      (MAC) based security when	installing files into  the  filesystem
	      (since  dpkg  1.19.5).  On Linux systems the implementation uses

	      Force an action, even if a sanity	check would otherwise prohibit
	      it.   This  is necessary to override an existing override.  This
	      option is	deprecated (since dpkg	1.19.5),  it  is  replaced  by

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

	      Be less verbose about what we do.

       0      The requested action was successfully performed.

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

       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.

	      If  set  and  the	 --instdir  or	--root	options	 have not been
	      specified, it will be used  as  the  filesystem  root  directory
	      (since dpkg 1.19.2).

	      If  set  and  the	 --admindir  or	 --root	 options have not been
	      specified, it will be used as the	dpkg data directory.

	      If set and none of the --force-... options have been  specified,
	      it will be used as the force options to use (since dpkg 1.19.5).

	      Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5).	The currently accepted
	      values are: auto (default), always and never.

	      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
	      Note:  dpkg-statoverride	preserves  the	old copy of this file,
	      with extension "-old", before replacing it with the new one.


1.19.7				  2019-06-03		  dpkg-statoverride(1)


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