pam_console_apply is a helper executable which sets or resets permissions
on device nodes.
If /var/run/console.lock exists, pam_console_apply will grant
permissions to the user listed therein. If the lock file does not exist,
permissions are reset according to defaults set in console.perms files,
normally configured to set permissions on devices so that root
When initializing its configuration it first parses
the /etc/security/console.perms file and then it searches for files
ending with the .perms suffix in the /etc/security/console.perms.d
directory. These files are parsed in the lexical order in "C" locale.
Permission rules are appended to a global list, console and device class
definitions override previous definitions of the same class.
Load other console.perms file than the default one.
Load other fstab file than the default one (/etc/fstab).
Signals pam_console_apply to reset permissions. The default is to set
permissions so that the user listed in /var/run/console.lock has access
to the devices, and to reset permissions if no such file exists.
Use <tty> to match console class in console.perms file. The default is tty0.
Write error messages to the system log instead of stderr.
Log/display messages useful for debugging.
The optional <device file> arguments constrain what files should be affected
by pam_console_apply. If they arent specified permissions are
changed on all files specified in the console.perms file.