semanage-boolean(8) — Linux manual page


semanage-boolean(8)                                  semanage-boolean(8)

NAME         top

       semanage-boolean - SELinux Policy Management boolean tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       semanage boolean [-h] [-n] [-N] [-S STORE] [ --extract |
       --deleteall | --list [-C] | --modify ( --on | --off ) boolean ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  semanage boolean command controls the settings of
       booleans in SELinux policy. Booleans are if-then-else rules
       written in SELinux Policy. They can be used to customize the way
       that SELinux Policy rules effect a confined domain.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Show this help message and exit

       -n, --noheading
              Do not print heading when listing the specified object

       -N, --noreload
              Do not reload policy after commit

       -S STORE, --store STORE
              Select an alternate SELinux Policy Store to manage

       -C, --locallist
              List local customizations

       -m, --modify
              Modify a record of the specified object type

       -l, --list
              List records of the specified object type

       -E, --extract
              Extract customizable commands, for use within a

       -D, --deleteall
              Remove all local customizations

       -1, --on
              Enable the boolean

       -0, --off
              Disable the boolean

EXAMPLE         top

       Turn on the "apache can send mail" boolean (persistent version of #setsebool httpd_can_sendmail on)
       # semanage boolean -m --on httpd_can_sendmail

       List customized booleans
       # semanage boolean -l -C

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage(8), setsebool(8), getsebool(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

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