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Temporarily switch off enforcement

You can switch the system into permissive mode with the following command:
echo 0 >/selinux/enforce
You'll need to be logged in as root, and in the sysadm_r role:
newrole -r sysadm_r
To switch back into enforcing mode:
echo 1 >/selinux/enforce
In Fedora Core and RedHat Enterprise Linux you can use the setenforce command with a 0 or 1 option to set permissive or enforcing mode, its just a slightly easier command than the above.

To check what mode the system is in,

cat /selinux/enforce
which will print a "0" or "1" for permissive or enforcing - probably printed at the beginning of the line of the command prompt.
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