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Old 03-06-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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drwxr-xr-x+ question


I can see the following permisson on the directory. Waht is + stand for?


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Old 03-06-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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The plus sign indicates the presence of an ACL (access control list). ACL is an extension to the normal *nix permissions system which increases security by allowing the system more fine-tuning in who is permitted to access specific files.
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It indicates that there is an extended ACL (Access Control List) attached to the file. ACLs are often used by security products (e.g., SELinux) to provide enhanced protections for a file. Use a ls -Z to see your SELinux security context if you're using SELinux.)


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