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Old 03-09-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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file permition

I have a file with the following permition and want to know what is the meaning of ( + ) at that permition.
here is the ls -l
-rw-r--r--+ 1 root root 57041 Mar 9 16:59 yank.jpg
Old 03-09-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Extracted from the man page for ls at

The plus sign indicates that there is an ACL associated with the file.
An access control list (ACL) allows you to specify who can see and use your folders. An ACL is a list of users you create along with the access permissions you're allowing for each. This enables you to protect the privacy of your folders, while at the same time allowing accessibility to others.
Old 03-09-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the information.


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