apparmor_parser - loads AppArmor profiles into the kernel


apparmor_parser [-adrR] [--add] [--debug] [--replace] [--remove] [--preprocess] [--Include n] [--base n] [ --Complain ]

apparmor_parser [-hv] [--help] [--version]


apparmor_parser is used to import new apparmor.d(5) profiles into the Linux kernel. The profiles restrict the operations available to processes by executable name.

The profiles are loaded into the Linux kernel by the apparmor_parser program, which takes its input from standard input. The input supplied to apparmor_parser should be in the format described in apparmor.d(5).


-a, --add Insert the AppArmor definitions given into the kernel. This is the default action. This gives an error message if a AppArmor definition by the same name already exists in the kernel, or if the parser doesn’t understand its input. It reports when an addition succeeded.
-r, --replace This flag is required if an AppArmor definition by the same name already exists in the kernel; used to replace the definition already in the kernel with the definition given on standard input.
-R, --remove This flag is used to remove an AppArmor definition already in the kernel. Note that it still requires a complete AppArmor definition as described in apparmor.d(5) even though the contents of the definition aren’t used.
-p, --preprocess Parse the profile(s) and process include directives and output the result to stdout.
-I n, --Include n Add element n to the search path when resolving #include directives defined as an absolute paths.
-b n, --base n Set the base directory for resolving #include directives defined as relative paths.
-C, --Complain Load the profile in complain mode.
-h, --help Give a quick reference guide.
-v, --version Print the version number and exit.
-d, --debug Given once, only checks the profiles to ensure syntactic correctness. Given twice, dumps its interpretation of the profile for checking.


None known. If you find any, please report them to bugzilla at <>.


apparmor(7), apparmor.d(5), subdomain.conf(5), change_hat(2), and <>.

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