The ACL is a security and access component of Operating Systems. It contains a set of entries that determine who and what has access to a specified physical or logical system object.

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Set Default Access Control List (ACL) to Everyone when Creating a new File or Folder

These days, I live and breath using external USB hard drives. As portable hard drives get larger, my external drives are all ending up with NTFS systems. Consider 5 computers: Work PC Home ...
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Strip my windows NTFS disk of all ACLs

When you purchase a windows PC nowadays, you don't actually "own" the whole disk... There are so many ACLs on each folder that there are portions of it you actually can access only through a ...
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NFS4 / ZFS: revert ACL to clean/inherited state

My problem is identical to this Windows question, but pertains NFS4 (Linux) and the underlying ZFS (OpenIndiana) we are using. We have this ZFS shared via NFS4 and CIFS for Linux and Windows users ...
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Why would the NTFS ACL utility `icacls` alter the system partition behind the scene?

I attached an hdd to my win7 machine and assigned the drive letter I: to the only partition on the hdd. The hdd was originally from another computer, and to avoid all those "you don't currently have ...
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Allow other user to see just one directory in my user folder

I want to store mysql and postgres database dirs under my user folder, so is it possible to allow other users (_mysql and postgres) to access just directories they need (like ~/var/mysql and ...
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VMware: Mapping an NTFS drive without security permission restrictions

I have a VMware image of a Windows machine. I can map the drive. However, when I do map it, I don't have permission to read everything on it. (Host OS is Win 7 - I'm running as an Admin with LUA). ...
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What does the + mean in the output of “ls -l”?

ls -l -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 885 2010-07-08 13:55 /etc/backup-number-of-files* -rwxrwxr-x+ 1 levchuk Users 1067 2010-08-30 14:37 /etc/backup-running-time* Please notice the + on the 2nd ...
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I've lost rights to edit files in folder etc

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts I'm updating the hosts file on regular basis but suddenly it stopped working and now asks for admin rights even though I am administrator. I've modified and ...
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How do I remove any SELinux context or ACL?

HI, I have some files, that I'd like to remove the SELinux context or ACLs from (denoted by a '.' or a '+' respectively when using ls -alZ). I don't have too much time on my hands to read on the , ...
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Can I disable ACL checking for specified NTFS volume

Is there an option which enforce not to check ACL for specified volume? For example, There are 3 NTFS volumes. C: D: E: <- disable ACL check? E: is the specified volume. I want that all ...
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NTFS permissions - “Inherited from”?

I have a NTFS external hard disk. It was in use primarily with one laptop, but that laptop has since been replaced. With my new laptop, I'm finding all my files are now read-only. The "read-only" ...
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Files on SMB-Share are locked and some apps can't touch them

Why do all files from a SMB share mounted on OSX are locked, generating Opearation not permiteted on some commands? I have a Windows 7 x64 machine is providing a share. The OS X 10.6 machine has ...
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Setting differing ACLs on directories and files

Quick ACL question: I want to set up default permissions for a file share so that everyone can rwx all of the directories and so that all newly created files are rw. Everyone who is accessing this ...
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Garage Band and Access Control

The things garage band writes are, in fact, directories. Changing their access from the 'Get Info' menu changes the directory but not the files therein. I ended up using good old chmod to patch ...
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ACL mess after rsync on Windows 2008

The permissions in the ACL are not in the right order on some files and directories after having used rsync to synchronize directory trees. The stuff works well as it is on Windows 2003. Can someone ...
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User groups in linux

I have a requirement to give permissions to a folder or file to multiple groups. I can do this using acl but acl is not present on our system. What other alternative do i have? I have to do this at ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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Linux File Permissions & Access Control Query

Let's say I am user bob in group users. There's this file: -rw----r-- 1 root users 4 May 8 22:34 testfile First question: Why can't bob read the file as it's readable by others? Is it simply ...
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How can I get vim to set an ACL on its swap files?

I use vim on an OS X Snow Leopard Server machine. A number of the directories I work in have ACLs (so that various groups of users can access them over AFP) that are inherited. For some reason, when ...
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Unexpected Access Denied error while accessing EFS encrypted file

I am getting Access Denied error when I try to access some files. ACL is OK, all ACE's all intherited, I have full access to these files and I am the owner of these files. ACE's are exactly same as ...
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Efficiently and Safely Deleting or Un-Trashing Time Machine Backups

I have been storing my Time Machine backups on an external drive. Noticing that space was getting low, I viewed that external drive in the Finder, selected a bunch of the folders and moved them to the ...
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Dump/show ACL in GNU screen

I'm trying to make an interface to make it easier to set ACL in screen. Setting ACL is quite easy, however, I can't find a way to show or dump the existing ACL. A look in the archives of this list ...
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Windows: How do I remove a file's ACL, and just let it inherit the ACL on the containing directory?

Scenario: I unpack a file into a temp directory. Then I movve the file into a different directory. I want the file ACL to only include the perms stipulated in the new containing directory. How ...
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Hard drive access denied from Windows Explorer (but works from command prompt as Admin)

When I try to access a hard drive from Windows Explorer (in Windows 7), I keep getting this error: E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I am logged in under an admin account. Oddly, when I ...
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Why can't I set an ACL for AFS even though I'm in the right group?

I've got a directory that I've lost control over on an AFS system. According to the system adminstrators, my adminin subgroup (dsekt:admin) has rlidwka on the directory. I'm a member of this group ...
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File permissions on a Solaris system - using ACl or sticky bit?

I have a problem on my Solaris file server, with UFS file system. I have created a folder on my file server called "projects" intended for storing all files connected with projects that we are ...
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repair corupt acl

My friend is running windows vista and it's not working any more. I've run diagnostics and found that three files in the C:\Windows\System32 folder have corrupt ACLs. System repair fails because ...