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getsebool - Man Page

get SELinux boolean value(s)

Examples (TL;DR)


getsebool [-a] [boolean]


getsebool reports whether a particular SELinux boolean, or all SELinux booleans, are on or off. In certain situations a boolean can be in one state with a pending change to the other state. getsebool will report this as a pending change. The pending value indicates the value that will be applied upon the next boolean commit.

The setting of boolean values occurs in two stages; first the pending value is changed, then the booleans are committed, causing their active values to become their pending values. This allows a group of booleans to be changed in a single transaction, by setting all of their pending values as desired and then committing once.



Show all SELinux booleans.


Show current state of httpd_can_connect_ftp
# getsebool httpd_can_connect_ftp


This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>. The program was written by Tresys Technology.

See Also

selinux(8), setsebool(8), booleans(8)

Referenced By

booleans(8), security_load_booleans(3), semanage-boolean(8), sepolicy-booleans(8), setsebool(8).

11 Aug 2004 dwalsh@redhat.com SELinux Command Line documentation