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XBPS-UUNSHARE(1) General Commands Manual XBPS-UUNSHARE(1)

xbps-uunshareXBPS utility to chroot and bind mount with Linux user namespaces


The xbps-uunshare utility allows users to chroot and bind mount required pseudo-filesystems (/dev, /proc and /sys) in the target CHROOTDIR to execute COMMAND.

The xbps-uunshare utility uses by default Linux namespaces to isolate IPC, PIDs and mounts to the calling process. Thanks to user_namespaces(7) the user does not need any privilege to create an isolated lightweight container.

Bind mounts src into CHROOTDIR/dest. This option may be specified multiple times. Please note that both src and dest must be absolute paths and must exist.
Stop interpreting following arguments as options. This option is useful if some of ARGS are options passed to COMMAND.

The xbps-uunshare utility uses Linux specific features (namespaces) and it's not meant to be portable to other Operating Systems. The following kernel options must be enabled:

xbps-checkvers(1), xbps-create(1), xbps-dgraph(1), xbps-digest(1), xbps-fbulk(1), xbps-fetch(1), xbps-install(1), xbps-pkgdb(1), xbps-query(1), xbps-reconfigure(1), xbps-rindex(1), xbps-uchroot(1), xbps.d(5)

Juan Romero Pardines <>

Probably, but I try to make this not happen. Use it under your own responsibility and enjoy your life.

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June 12, 2019