3.4. The /selinux Filesystem

The /selinux filesystem is a pseudo-filesystem, like /proc or /sys. It can be written to in order to change flags such as policy booleans or to switch between permissive and enforcing modes, and read from to find the current status of various parts of the SELinux system.

During normal operation, the commands from Section 3.2 will suffice. Previous versions of SELinux required more use of the /selinux filesystem for administration, but this is no longer necessary.