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Re: what is the meaning of the + in an ls -l ?

Mike Schmidt wrote:
> I have noticed that in many cases when listing files with ls there is a
> + at the end of the permissions. What does this mean? It seems to be
> related to some problems I am having with file access from windows
> programs after the files have been modified by emacs in a cygwin session.
> example:
> -rwx------+ 1 user1           Aucun  3063892 Jan 20  2009 agent.exe
> -rwx------  1 user1           Aucun      821 Aug 13 02:16 config.xml
> -rwx------+ 1 user1           Aucun      569 Jan 20  2009 config.xml~

  It means that there are extra permissions set on the file, in the windows
ACL, that cannot meaningfully be expressed in terms of user/group/other
read/write/execute.  You can take a look at the file's properties in windows
explorer to see what they are, or use the 'cacls' (windows native) or
'getfacl' (cygwin) command-line utilities to examine them.


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