copy ACL of one file to another using getfacl and setfacl

getfacl <file-with-acl> | setfacl -f - <file-with-no-acl>
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.
Sample Output
foo@bar:/tmp> touch file-with-no-acl
foo@bar:/tmp> # create file in windows with acl
foo@bar:/tmp> ll
-rwx------+ 1 foo none 0 Dec  8 23:42 file-with-acl
-rw-r--r--  1 foo none 0 Dec  8 23:41 file-with-no-acl
foo@bar:/tmp> getfacl file-with-*
# file: file-with-acl
# owner: foo
# group: none
user::rwx
group::---
group:root:rwx
group:SYSTEM:rwx
group:user:r-x
group:main_users:rwx
mask:rwx
other:---

# file: file-with-no-acl
# owner: foo
# group: none
user::rw-
group::r--
mask:rwx
other:r--
foo@bar:/tmp> getfacl file-with-acl | setfacl -f - file-with-no-acl
foo@bar:/tmp> getfacl file-with-*
# file: file-with-acl
# owner: foo
# group: none
user::rwx
group::---
group:root:rwx
group:SYSTEM:rwx
group:user:r-x
group:main_users:rwx
mask:rwx
other:---

# file: file-with-no-acl
# owner: foo
# group: none
user::rwx
group::---
group:root:rwx
group:SYSTEM:rwx
group:user:r-x
group:main_users:rwx
mask:rwx
other:---
foo@bar:/tmp>

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By: tcfusion
2009-12-08 22:56:35

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ncaio · 389 weeks and 4 days ago

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