afs_acl_rec - apply AFS ACLs for directory tree


afs_acl_rec [options] <PTS-entry>


The program recursively adds an AFS Access Control List (ACL) entry from the current directory downwards. It also applies an ACL with lookup rights upwards till either the named <PTS-entry> or the group system:anyuser has at least lookup rights. You have to have admin rights in all those directories.

The user or group part of the ACL has to be provided as parameter <PTS-entry>, the permission part of the ACL is derived from the given options. Default permission is READ.


--man, --help, -?
show manual page or short help screen

-r, --read
Set ACL to READ permission (default behavior)

-w, --write
Set ACL to WRITE permission

-a, --all
Set ACL to ALL permission

-n, --none
Set ACL to NONE permission


Andreas Hirczy <>


Copyright (C) 2003, 2005

afs_acl_rec is available from inside a container named afs_user_tools-????-??-??.tar.gz.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA


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