git: 870735c46b15 - stable/12 - capsicum: briefly describe capabilities in man page

From: Ed Maste <>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:55:24 UTC
The branch stable/12 has been updated by emaste:


commit 870735c46b15feb7bac967b73c548f3732a7a545
Author:     Ed Maste <>
AuthorDate: 2022-04-19 19:44:46 +0000
Commit:     Ed Maste <>
CommitDate: 2022-04-26 00:55:12 +0000

    capsicum: briefly describe capabilities in man page
    Provide a very brief introduction to capabilities, using a couple of
    sentences from David Chisnall's mailing list response[1] to a question
    about Linux capabilities and Capsicum.
    Mailing list subject (in case the archive URL changes) was
    Re: Linux capabilities to Capsicum
    Reviewed by:    oshogbo
    MFC after:      1 week
    Differential Revision:
    (cherry picked from commit 1f568792c6156988d357ea31a36d77ed11cc9a2d)
 share/man/man4/capsicum.4 | 7 ++++++-
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/share/man/man4/capsicum.4 b/share/man/man4/capsicum.4
index 0dbd3067e0ea..d9ff9c489fd0 100644
--- a/share/man/man4/capsicum.4
+++ b/share/man/man4/capsicum.4
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
 .\" $FreeBSD$
-.Dd May 18, 2017
+.Dd April 19, 2022
@@ -39,6 +39,11 @@
 is a lightweight OS capability and sandbox framework implementing a hybrid
 capability system model.
+Capabilities are unforgeable tokens of authority that can be delegated and must
+be presented to perform an action.
+makes file descriptors into capabilities.
 can be used for application and library compartmentalisation, the
 decomposition of larger bodies of software into isolated (sandboxed)