SUMMARY: problems with default ACL's

From: Joe Dierker <>
Date: Mon Mar 10 2003 - 18:06:43 EST
WOW!  All the advertising is correct.  I've already gotten an answer to my

Thanks to Darren Dunham who reminded me that the ability to delete a file in
UNIX comes from the permissions on the parent directory, not the file
itself.  I got lost in the creation of the default directory perms.  The
default perms are those that get applied to files and dirs created within

I added an ACL entry to allow yesdelete user to write to the directory:

setfacl -m u:yesdelete:rwx /testdir

I still need to keep the default entries I have for this user and this
directory, so that when files are created within it, they get created with
group write perms.  This is what allows the yesdelete user to delete the
files without the confirmation message.

Thanks again Darren.

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