Makes the permissions of file2 the same as file1

getfacl file1 | setfacl --set-file=- file2
same as the chmod example, but should also copy extended access control list attributes. deliberately stolen from: man setfacl

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By: funky
2010-03-31 13:36:53

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Why on earth use a non-standard getfacl? there is `stat`! `chmod $(stat -c%a file1) file2`
hendry · 446 weeks and 2 days ago
http://www.suse.de/~agruen/acl/linux-acls/online/ The first example is regarding acl and copying the rights ... it is the most reliable method because just using chmod or combined chmod&stat will not copy the acl's! :) ~remke
rschu68 · 446 weeks and 1 day ago

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