getsebool(8) — Linux manual page


getsebool(8)       SELinux Command Line documentation       getsebool(8)

NAME         top

       getsebool - get SELinux boolean value(s)

SYNOPSIS         top

       getsebool [-a] [boolean]

DESCRIPTION         top

       getsebool reports where 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.

OPTIONS         top

       -a     Show all SELinux booleans.

AUTHOR         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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