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BSD 2.11 - man page for nfaccess (bsd section 8)

NFACCESS(8)				       System Manager's Manual					  NFACCESS(8)

NAME
nfaccess - Add access rights to a set of Notesfiles
SYNOPSIS
nfaccess access-right topic [ topic ... ]
DESCRIPTION
Nfaccess simplifies the task of adding an access-right to many notesfiles. The function is somewhat analagous to that of chmod(1). The access-right specifies a user, group or system and the permissions to be granted. The format is: <access-right> ::= [<type>:]name=<mode> <type> ::= {User, user, Group, group, System, system} <mode> ::= {d, r, w, a, n}+ The type specification can be omitted; when it is omitted, the name is assumed to be a user. The mode is additive. A mode of ``rw'' specifies read and write. The ``n'' mode specifies null access. The new access right is inserted in each specified notesfiles access list. If the user/group/system already has an entry, the old entry is replaced with the new entry. All users are allowed to run this program. The changes are only applied to notesfiles for which the executing user is a director. This program lives in the notesfile utility directory, typically ``/usr/spool/notes/.utilities''. To automatically add specific access-rights to newly created notesfiles, the file ``/usr/spool/notes/.utili- ties/access-template'' is useful. If it exists, the file contains lines of acces-rights which are added to each notesfile as it is created. If several people share the administration of the notesfile system, each can be added to the access-lists of newly created notesfiles by placing appropriate lines in this file.
EXAMPLES
nfaccess essick=drw /usr/spool/notes/* nfaccess group:srg=rw this that other nfaccess user:kolstad=rw mynotes In the first example, user `essick' is given director/read/write access to all the notesfiles in /usr/spool/notes. Any permissions (or restrictions) he might have had before are overridden. The second example gives group `srg' read/write access to notesfiles `this', `that' and `other'. In the final example, user `kolstad' is given read/write access to the notesfile `mynotes'.
BUGS
Entries can not be removed from the access list with this program. Entries can not merely be augmented (``just add write permission'') with this program.
FILES
/etc/passwd for the users name /etc/group for the users group /usr/spool/notes the default notesfile data base
SEE ALSO
mknf(8), notes(1), nfcomment(3), The Notesfile Reference Manual
AUTHORS
Ray Essick (uiucdcs!essick, essick%uiuc@csnet-relay.arpa) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL University of Illinois NFACCESS(8)


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