SETSEBOOL(8) - man page online | administration and privileged commands

Set SELinux boolean value.

11 Aug 2004
setsebool(8)                    SELinux Command Line documentation                   setsebool(8)


setsebool - set SELinux boolean value


setsebool [ -PNV ] boolean value | bool1=val1 bool2=val2 ...


setsebool sets the current state of a particular SELinux boolean or a list of booleans to a given value. The value may be 1 or true or on to enable the boolean, or 0 or false or off to disable it. Without the -P option, only the current boolean value is affected; the boot-time default settings are not changed. If the -P option is given, all pending values are written to the policy file on disk. So they will be persistent across reboots. If the -N option is given, the policy on disk is not reloaded into the kernel. If the -V option is given, verbose error messages will be printed from semanage libraries.


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


getsebool(8), booleans(8), togglesebool(8), semanage(8) 11 Aug 2004 setsebool(8)
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setsebool(8) referred by booleans(5) | booleans(8) | ftpd_selinux(8) | getsebool(8) | git_selinux(8) | httpd_selinux(8) | kerberos_selinux(8) | named_selinux(8) | nfs_selinux(8) | rsync_selinux(8) | samba_selinux(8) | selinux(8) | togglesebool(8) | ypbind_selinux(8)
refer to booleans(8) | getsebool(8) | semanage(8) | togglesebool(8)