How to enable and use ACL's in Linux

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Old 12-28-2007
How to enable and use ACL's in Linux


How to enable and use ACL's in linux.

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Old 12-28-2007
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Old 12-29-2007

Check to see if you have command chacl using:
whereis chacl
man -k acl

My Debian had these installed. I do not know if all Linux installs will do this for you.

If you see entries for the man pages, then I suggest you read them over.

For example, I don't have an ACL for file t1, so command getfacl reports:
% getfacl t1
# file: t1
# owner: drl
# group: drl

If you don't have any of the ACL commands installed, you may need to use your package manager to install them for you. That's a complex issue that will depend on your distribution ... cheers, drl
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