copy ACL of one file to another using getfacl and setfacl

getfacl file1 | setfacl --set-file=- file2

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By: slmingol
2012-09-28 01:08:50

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  • If you copy windows file in e.g. cygwin the ACL might miss on the copied file. With this command you can copy the ACL of an existing file to another. WARNING: Existing ACL will get lost. Show Sample Output


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    getfacl <file-with-acl> | setfacl -f - <file-with-no-acl>
    tcfusion · 2009-12-08 22:56:35 1

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