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Change /etc/selinux/config to set enforcing or permissive modes.

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selinux-config-enforcing - change /etc/selinux/config to set enforcing or permissive modes


selinux-config-enforcing [permissive]


selinux-config-enforcing this command will modify /etc/selinux/config to specify whether SE Linux should be in enforcing or permissive mode on boot. This may be overridden by the "enforcing=" kernel command-line option (which takes the value 0 for permissive and 1 for enforcing). The parameter "0" or "permissive" will cause it to set permissive mode, any other parameter will result in enforcing mode being set.


selinux(8), sestatus(8), selinuxenabled(1), load_policy(8), semodule(8), postfix-noch‐ root(8), check-selinux-installation(8), selinux-policy-upgrade(8), - More about SELinux Debian install, - Russell's SE Linux blog posts.


This program and it's man page was written by Russell Coker <> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3. On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.
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selinux-config-enforcing(8) referred by selinux-policy-upgrade(8)
refer to check-selinux-installation(8) | load_policy(8) | selinux(8) | selinux-policy-upgrade(8) | semodule(8) | sestatus(8)
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