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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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 ...