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cage is a replacement for the chroot(8) utility. Like chroot, cage changes its root directory to the one specified and then executes your application. Before execing, however, cage drops all privileges that would let the program escape its jail.


Download version 0.80 (stable)
released on 19 November 2001


Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey19 November 2001

Leaders and contributors

Anthony D. Urso Maintainer
Vadasz Laszlo Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite libcap

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 November 2001.


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