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dpkg-statoverride(8)		dpkg utilities		  dpkg-statoverride(8)

       dpkg-statoverride - override ownership and mode of files

       dpkg-statoverride [options] --add    
       dpkg-statoverride [options] --remove 
       dpkg-statoverride [options] --list []

       stat  overrides are a way to tell dpkg(1) to use a different owner or
       mode for a file when a package is installed.  (note:  I	use  the  word
       file here, but in reality this can be 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.

	      Add  an  override for .  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).

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

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

       --list []
	      List  all overrides. If a glob pattern is specified restrict the
	      output to overrides which match the glob. If there are no  over
	      rides or none match the glob dpkg-statoverride will exit with an
	      exitcode of 1.

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

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

	      Be less verbose about what we do.

       --help Show usage information.

	      Show program version and copyright.

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

	      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.


       Copyright 2000 Wichert Akkerman 

       This  is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or
       later for copying conditions. There is NO warranty.

Debian project			  2006-05-23		  dpkg-statoverride(8)

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