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bug #58559: man page for setfacl should include information about mandatory ACL entries for --set(-file) option

Submitted by:  Garri Djavadyan <garrymar>
Submitted on:  Sat 13 Jun 2020 07:21:18 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

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Sat 13 Jun 2020 07:21:18 PM UTC, original submission:  


I found that it is very difficult to find information about the issue when one encounters the following error after using --set option:

# setfacl --set u:user:r file
setfacl: file: Malformed access ACL `user:user:r--,mask::r--': Missing or wrong entry at entry 1

I believe the man page for setfacl is the best place to mention that one must include mandatory ACL entries for owner, group owner, and others when --set(-file) option is used:

# setfacl --set u::r,g::-,o::-,u:user:r file

Many thanks in advance!

Garri Djavadyan <garrymar>


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