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capabilities - Manage Linux capabilities

New in version 1.6.

Synopsis

  • This module manipulates files privileges using the Linux capabilities(7) system.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
capability
yes
Desired capability to set (with operator and flags, if state is present) or remove (if state is absent)

aliases: cap
path
yes
Specifies the path to the file to be managed.
state
no present
  • present
  • absent
Whether the entry should be present or absent in the file's capabilities.

Examples

# Set cap_sys_chroot+ep on /foo
- capabilities:
    path: /foo
    capability: cap_sys_chroot+ep
    state: present

# Remove cap_net_bind_service from /bar
- capabilities:
    path: /bar
    capability: cap_net_bind_service
    state: absent

Notes

Note

  • The capabilities system will automatically transform operators and flags into the effective set, so (for example, cap_foo=ep will probably become cap_foo+ep). This module does not attempt to determine the final operator and flags to compare, so you will want to ensure that your capabilities argument matches the final capabilities.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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