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

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 · 616 weeks and 5 days ago 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 · 616 weeks and 4 days ago

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