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Re: [DESIGN] File Permissions Preservation

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2005-12-22 19:27:24 CET

On 12/22/05, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com> wrote:

> I understand that ACLs are, or are trying to become, the cross-
> platform permissioning solution. According to the Wikipedia, they're
> available on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, *BSD, Solaris and OpenVMS, and
> are a POSIX standard.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_control_list

They're "available" on all these platforms, but the actual effect of a
given ACL differs wildly between them. We had some brief
conversations about how to implement support for ACLs in APR at
ApacheCon this year, and the differences between how the different
systems treat them makes it a really hard problem.


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