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console.perms(5)	 System Administrator's Manual	      console.perms(5)

       console.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> \
	       revert-mode revert-owner[.revert-group]

       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 <>

Red Hat Software		   2005/5/2		      console.perms(5)

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