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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

atohexlabel(8)

Name

atohexlabel - convert a human readable label to its internal text equivalent

Synopsis

/usr/sbin/atohexlabel [human-readable-sensitivity-label]
/usr/sbin/atohexlabel -c [human-readable-clearance]

Description

atohexlabel converts a human readable label into an internal text representation that is safe for storing in a public object. If no option is supplied, the label is assumed to be a sensitivity label.

Internal conversions can later be parsed to their same value. This internal form is often hexadecimal. The converted label is written to the standard output file. If no human readable label is specified, the label is read from the standard input file. The expected use of this command is emergency repair of labels that are stored in internal databases.

Options

–c

Identifies the human readable label as a clearance.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

On success.

1

On failure, and writes diagnostics to the standard error file.

Files

/etc/security/tsol/label_encodings

The label encodings file contains the classification names, words, constraints, and values for the defined labels of this system.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/file_labeling
Interface Stability
See below.

The command output is Committed for systems with the same label_encodings file. The command invocation is Committed for systems that implement the DIA MAC policy.

See Also

label_to_str(3TSOL), str_to_label(3TSOL), label_encodings(5), attributes(7), hextoalabel(8)