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Re: Linux ACLs


From: martin f krafft
Subject: Re: Linux ACLs
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 22:33:17 +0200
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also sprach Sven Mueller <address@hidden> [2004.10.26.2229 +0200]:
> From what a former colleague (a programmer) told me, Linux filesystem 
> ACLs should be pretty easy to use as they are (as he told me) pretty 
> much the same as POSIX filesystem ACLs. You said that they are totally 
> different, so I assumed that you looked at something different.

Mark wanted something similar to Solaris ACLs, which are probably
already implemented. POSIX ACLs are different.

> I think that those (posixacl.h and xattr.h) are in fact the
> currently used API for ACLs and EAs. IANAP though (i am not
> a programmer).

There is libacl1... it's much preferable to code against
a user-space library than the kernel.

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