sestatus command and its examples

The “sestatus” command is used to display the current status of SELinux on a system. SELinux is a mandatory access control (MAC) system that provides an additional layer of security to Linux servers by enforcing MAC policies.

  • About sestatus: SELinux status tool
  • Comes From : policycoreutils-2.0.83
  • Configuration Files:
  • Path: /usr/sbin/sestatus


1. To see the SELinux status

$ sestatus

2. To see the current status of the booleans

$ sestatus -b

3. To check the contexts of a files and processes listed in /etc/sestatus.conf file

$ sestatus -v

4. To see the sestatus help

$ sestatus –help

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