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Trustees Linux

Trustees Linux

Posted Nov 18, 2004 15:54 UTC (Thu) by bfields (subscriber, #19510)
In reply to: Trustees Linux by duck
Parent article: Trustees Linux

> As far as I know the default ACLs on a Linux directory (if enabled ans
> supported by the file system!) work very much the same way...

One crucial difference: default ACLs on a directory are copied onto newly created objects in the directory, but don't affect preexisting objects. In Windows, my understanding is that children just reference the inheritable ACLs on their parents, so a change to an inheritable ACL on a parent (or any ancestor) immediately affects the child.

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Trustees Linux

Posted Sep 12, 2007 22:05 UTC (Wed) by bfields (subscriber, #19510) [Link]

Hah. I just happened across this 3-year-old comment and noticed that it's totally wrong. At least, from what Windows documentation I've read since then, Windows works just like Linux in this case, except its acl model makes it easier to propagate changes to inheritable acls recursively.

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