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Re: [PATCH] Add ability to print ACL's from ls

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add ability to print ACL's from ls
Date: Sun, 10 May 2009 14:32:32 +0100

On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 11:59 AM, David Bartley
<address@hidden> wrote:

> I considered this. There are at least 3 different variants of ACL's
> (POSIX, NFSv4 and MacOS X) and they are generally incompatible. UMich
> created patches to acl/libacl so that you could set NFS4 acl's via
> getfacl/setfacl using POSIX ACL syntax [1]. However, they recommend
> that you don't use them due to the formats not being fully compatible.

Perhaps some kind of scheme-identifying prefix could help to solve
this problem.   However, that would probably make it harder to decide
if two ACL representations in fact represent equivalent ACLs.


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