Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:12:07 +0400 From: "(GalaxyMaster)" <galaxy@...nwall.com> To: owl-dev@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: attr and acl On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 11:47:49AM +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > I don't mind, but I'd like to know how this corresponds to other > distros. Does RHEL have these packages? They have them for ages. > Why are they in your "updated coreutils" rather than separate? Perhaps it was bad wording on my part. I meant support for ACL and extended attributes in coreutils. > How do other distros handle this - add them to coreutils or package > separately? It was poor wording. Other distros fully support ACLs and xattrs. And a project of mine relies on both these features, so that was the reason I wanted to introduce these two packages into Owl. > It's these two packages, right? - > http://www.bestbits.at/acl/ Yes, you are correct. These tools allow one to fine tune file permission beyond the standard Un*x model of owner, group, and others. For example, you can (as a non-privileged user) grant access to a file/directory to another user and/or group. You also can configure default permissions for user/group on a directory so any file created there will inherit the defined permissions. This was about filesystem ACLs. With extended attributes one can attach metadata to files/directories. -- (GM)
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