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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