Section: SELinux command line documentation (8)
Updated: 26 Nov 2011
sestatus - SELinux status tool
This tool is used to get the status of a system running SELinux.
This manual page describes the
This tool is used to get the status of a system running SELinux. It displays data about whether SELinux is enabled or disabled, location of key directories, and the loaded policy with its status as shown in the example:
SELinux status: enabled
SELinuxfs mount: /selinux
SELinux root directory: /etc/selinux
Loaded policy name: targeted
Current mode: permissive
Mode from config file: enforcing
Policy MLS status: enabled
Policy deny_unknown status: allow
Memory protection checking: actual (secure)
Max kernel policy version: 26
sestatus can also be used to display:
The security context of files and processes listed in the /etc/sestatus.conf file. The format of this file is described in sestatus.conf(5).
The status of booleans.
Displays the contexts of files and processes listed in the /etc/sestatus.conf file. It also checks whether the file is a symbolic link, if so then the context of the target file is also shown.
The following contexts will always be displayed:
The current process context
The init process context
The controlling terminal file context
Display the current state of booleans.
This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org
The program was written by Chris PeBenito <email@example.com