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Eiciel-GNOME File ACL editor

Posted 05-11-2009 at 07:19 AM by Mr. ameya sathe
Updated 05-11-2009 at 07:40 AM by Mr. ameya sathe
Tags acl, graphical, gui

ACL( Access Control List) is a great way of managing access rights to files and directories. You can add,manage and delete the entries in the ACL through commands and also with help of GUI utility. Yes; there is indeed a GUI utility.
It is named as
eiciel. Pronounciation is simple. Just speak aloud these alphabets. A C L Yes; thats the pronounciation.
This utility is usable on the GNOME desktop environment. The management of the ACL is integrated inside the Properties window associated with any file or directory.
( This window will be accessible by right clicking on the file).
Screenshots :
Before installing it; please ensure the following requirements are met.
  1. Support for ACL enabled in your filesystem.
  2. libacl ( provided by the acl package )
  3. gtkmm-2.4
  4. gnome-vfs
  5. nautilus-extensions-1.0 (and all its dependences)
  6. GNOME 2.10 or later
Then; download the eiciel package from

The steps for installation are
tar xvfj eiciel-XXX.tar.bz2
cd  eiciel-XXX
su -
make install
nautilus -q
As on May 11, 2009; the latest version available was Eiciel 0.9.6
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