How to test if SELinux is 'running'

Tom London selinux at
Thu Oct 11 17:13:06 UTC 2007

On 10/11/07, Tom London <selinux at> wrote:
> What is the 'approved' method for determining if SELinux is 'running',
> that is, active, and in either enforcing or permissive mode?
> If my feeble memory serves me, there used to be a 'isSELinux' or some
> such, but I can't seem to find this anymore.
> I'd like to modify some scripts to work both with and without SELinux
> active, e.g., vmware.  It is currently testing against the contents of
> /selinux/enforce, but that does not seem right....
> Thanks,
>    tom
> --
Sorry, found it, 'selinuxenabled'.

That still the 'approved way'?

Tom London

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