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Old 05-06-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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Permission question

This is probably very elementary but what does the -m mean in
sudo setfacl -R -m u:username:rwx /var/www/html.
Also is there a reference list available somewhere?
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The reference list is the man page for setfacl which you can display by opening a terminal and typing in the command:

man setfacl

In the man pages there is this description of the -m option:

The -m (--modify) and -M (--modify-file) options modify the ACL of a file or directory. ACL entries for this operation must include permissions.

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$ man setfacl
$ setfacl --help

But -m == modify. Although I didn't see that in debians man page for it. But it was listed via --help. Turns out it is listed in the manpage, but not under the OPTIONS header. At least not the definition, just a lot of usage examples.


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