8.4. Retrieving ACLs

8.4. Retrieving ACLs

To determine the existing ACLs for a file or directory, use the getfacl command. In the example below, the getfacl is used to determine the existing ACLs for a file.

getfacl home/john/picture.png

The above command returns the following output:

# file: home/john/picture.png # owner: john # group: john user::rw- group::r-- other::r--

If a directory with a default ACL is specified, the default ACL is also displayed as illustrated below.

[john@main /]$ getfacl home/sales/# file: home/sales/ # owner: john # group: john user::rw- user:barryg:r-- group::r-- mask::r-- other::r-- default:user::rwx default:user:john:rwx default:group::r-x default:mask::rwx default:other::r-x

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