console.perms(5) System Administrator's Manual console.perms(5)NAMEconsole.perms - permissions control file for users at the system con‐
/etc/security/console.perms and .perms files in the /etc/security/con‐
sole.perms.d directory determine the permissions that will be given to
priviledged users of the console at login time, and the permissions to
which to revert when the users log out. They are read by the pam_con‐
sole_apply helper executable.
The format is:
<class>=space-separated list of words
login-regexp|<login-class> perm dev-glob|<dev-class> \
The revert-mode, revert-owner, and revert-group fields are optional,
and default to 0600, root, and root, respectively.
The words in a class definition are evaluated as globs if they refer to
files, but as regular expressions if they apply to a console defini‐
tion. Do not mix them.
Any line can be broken and continued on the next line by using a \
character as the last character on the line.
The login-class class and the login-regexp word are evaluated as regu‐
lar expressions. The dev-class and the dev-glob word are evaluated as
shell-style globs. If a name given corresponds to a directory, and if
it is a mount point listed in /etc/fstab, the device node associated
with the filesystem mounted at that point will be substituted in its
Classes are denoted by being contained in < angle bracket > characters;
a lack of < angle brackets > indicates that the string is to be taken
literally as a login-regexp or a dev-glob, depending on its input posi‐
Michael K. Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Red Hat Software 2005/5/2 console.perms(5)