getsebool(8) -- Linux man page



getsebool - get SELinux boolean value(s)



getsebool [-a] [boolean]



getsebool reports where a particular SELinux boolean or all SELinux booleans are active or inactive. 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.



Show all SELinux booleans.



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



setsebool(8), booleans(8)