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Old 09-30-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
manu chao
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fsaclctl - dis/enable ACL - how is this done in Snow Leopard?

Snow Leopard does not ship with fsaclctl. Is there another way to disable or enable access control lists?
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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I have seen suggestions to copy fsaclctl from a Leopard system. This does work in the sense that it runs without errors but I did not yet try it out on any actual file containing ACL.
bresink.com clearly states that is no longer possible in Snow Leopard to switch ACL off:
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Note: This feature is not available in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Version 10.6 of the operating system no longer allows that support for Access Control Lists can be switched off on volumes which are capable of storing ACLs.

http://www.bresink.com/osx/300321023...n/pgs/ACL.html
There might always be the option of running fsaclctl from a Leopard installation. Whether this actually works for a folder/file whose ACL were set by Snow Leopard, I do not know.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:35 AM   #3
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I have seen suggestions to copy fsaclctl from a Leopard system. This does work in the sense that it runs without errors but I did not yet try it out on any actual file containing ACL. Whether this actually works for a folder/file whose ACL were set by Snow Leopard, I do not know.

I tried it out. Copied /usr/sbin/fsaclctl from a 10.5 system to a 10.6 system to same location. IMHO could use it without restrictions on several drives, e.g. to reconnect a Time Machine backup after drive swap.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #4
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Copied /usr/sbin/fsaclctl from a 10.5 system to a 10.6 system to same location.

As an app developer, having been burned by ACLs once, I use the homeACLtool script written by "Hal Itosis" (), once a month or so, to make sure that none of the files I ship have nonstandard ACLs. With Snow Leopard, the homeACLtool failed. So I copied fsaclctl as suggested by manu chao, and it seemed to work. Actually, it even found a file that had a nonstandard ACL, something it hasn't done in a year or so.

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