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This is a library for getting and setting POSIX.1e (formerly POSIX 6)
draft 15 capabilities.
This library would not have been possible without the help of
Aleph1, Roland Buresund and Andrew Main, Alexander Kjeldaas.
More information on capabilities in the Linux kernel can be found at
Linux-Caps % make
builds the library and the programs
Linux-Caps % make install
installs the library libcap.XX.Y in /lib[64]/
the binaries in /sbin/
the <sys/capability.h> file in /usr/include
* for some example programs look in progs.
Andrew G. Morgan <>