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Greetings. I have a newbie question about ACLs. The man page on acl gives me section 5, the file format. It refers to library functions (Section 3) but there seem ...
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    Question ACL - Access Control Lists on file systems


    Greetings.

    I have a newbie question about ACLs. The man page on acl gives me section 5, the file format. It refers to library functions (Section 3) but there seem to be no shell-level commands for manipulating ACLs, at least not on my work computer.

    My browser search has pointed me to some interesting articles on ACL across the network but that's beyond the basic information I want. I've looked into man chmod and info chmod to no avail.

    So where can I find information on manipulating the ACL on a file (or directory) at the shell level? Are there even such utilities available?

    Pointers anyone?

    Thanks.

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    man getfacl
    man setfacl

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    Re: ACL - Access Control Lists on file systems

    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    man getfacl
    man setfacl
    AHA! And now that I know to search for these names in the acl(5) man page, I see the references at the end. Sigh..

    Thanks much, atreyu..

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