Access Control List (ACL)

Solaris 8 extends the standard Unix file permissions by adding an Access Control List capability. ACLs make it possible to add permissions for specific users and groups along with a default permission (mask). In addition to supporting the standard read/write/execute permission for owner, group, and other, ACLs can be used to set read/write/execute permissions for additional user accounts and group accounts and to define a mask capability that controls the maximum allowed permissions given to user and group accounts. The ACL for a directory includes default entries that determine the permissions assigned to files and subdirectories created under the directory. The setfacl(1M) command is used to set ACLs, and ...

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