setsebool(8)         SELinux Command Line documentation         setsebool(8)

NAME         top

       setsebool - set SELinux boolean value

SYNOPSIS         top

       setsebool [ -PNV ] boolean value | bool1=val1 bool2=val2 ...

DESCRIPTION         top

       setsebool sets the current state of a particular SELinux boolean or a
       list of booleans to a given value. The value may be 1 or true or on
       to enable the boolean, or 0 or false or off to disable it.

       Without the -P option, only the current boolean value is affected;
       the boot-time default settings are not changed.

       If the -P option is given, all pending values are written to the
       policy file on disk. So they will be persistent across reboots.

       If the -N option is given, the policy on disk is not reloaded into
       the kernel.

       If the -V option is given, verbose error messages will be printed
       from semanage libraries.

AUTHOR         top

       This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <>.  The
       program was written by Tresys Technology.

SEE ALSO         top

       getsebool(8), booleans(8), togglesebool(8), semanage(8)

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