semanage-import(8) — Linux manual page


semanage-import(8)                                    semanage-import(8)

NAME         top

       semanage-import - SELinux Policy Management import tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       semanage import [-h] [-N] [-S STORE] [-f INPUT_FILE]

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  semanage import and export can be used to extract the
       SELinux modifications from one machine and apply them to another.
       Please note that this will remove all current semanage
       customizations on the second machine as the command list
       generated using semanage export start with <command> -D for all
       semanage sub-commands. You can put a whole group of semanage
       commands within a file and apply them to a machine in a single

OPTIONS         top

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

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

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

       -f INPUT_FILE, --input_file INPUT_FILE
              Input file

EXAMPLE         top

       Import semanage modifications from another machine
       # semanage import -f semanage.mods

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage(8), semanage-export(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

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