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Re: Is there a fast way to get acl's for the whole filesystem (or chunk thereof)

On Nov  6 01:58, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > >> For backup, I am trying to dump a list of the acl's for the files being
> > >> backed up since my backup program doesn't handle the acls.
> > >>
> > >> When I use something like:
> > >>    find /c -exec getfacl {} \; > mysavefile
> > >>
> > >> It is slow, in part at least because it has to fork a call to getfacl on
> > >> each file found.
> > >> Is there a faster way to do this (hopefully without having to go write
> > >> C-code)?
> > > 
> > > getfacl -R?
> > 
> >   I think you're guessing.  There's no -R option in the "getfacl --help"
> > output and it got rejected when I tried it just in case.
> Well, only partly.  I was looking at getfacl on my Debian box at home, and it
> does have an -R option for recursive retrieval.  Strange that Cygwin doesn't
> have it.

Cygwin provides the Solaris ACL API, not the POSIX ACL API, and the
getfacl/setfacl tools are designed after their Solaris counterparts
which don't have the -R option.

Anyway, if somebody feels inclined to add the -R option, I'll not
refuse it again.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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