Q&A: Can I reset POSIX ACLs for a folder?

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Question

Can I reset POSIX ACLs for a folder?

Answer

Yes, you can.

Option 1

Remove all ACLs.
Use tar from this article to remove all ACLs.

Option 2

Transfer ACLs from a folder with correct ACLs.
First, configure the ACLs on a working folder as they should be. Afterwards, transfer ACLs from this folder to the target one:

getfacl folder_ok | setfacl --set-file=- /path/to/brokenfolder

See Also


Owner of file in a samba share changes - unwanted behavior