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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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 ...