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 ACL: Access Controll Lists

Interesting article on ACLs under OS X. I have used ACLs to do some good things under Solaris and this looks very usefull also.

"Access Control Lists (ACLs) are an improved way of managing access to objects and directories in a file system. Instead of the traditional UNIX-style approach of read/write/execute, ACL’s give administrators an unprecedented amount of control over how file and directory permissions are managed. ACLs have been existent in server Operating Systems such as Windows and OpenVMS for some time; this is one area where Apple is playing catch up. Luckily, Apple has done a thorough job of adding ACL support without any headaches on the part of the user."
ACL: Access Controll Lists

 (Submitted by Noel Wed May 10, 2006 )


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