dxsetacl - Graphical interface for setting the ACL on a
file or directory
The name of the file or directory to operate on. The regular
X resources can be supplied to dxsetacl on the command
The dxsetacl command provides a graphical interface for
examining and setting file access control lists (ACLs).
If a path is specified on the command line, the file system
object represented by path is used as the target of
the command. In addition, there is a Find Object area on
the main dialog box. A path may be typed in, or located by
browsing the file system. A file reference may be dragged
from a CDE application, such as the File Manager, and
dropped on the Find Object area. Once an object is
selected, its full path name, object type, owner, and
group are displayed along with the ACL.
The ACL is displayed, one entry per line, in a list widget.
Clicking on an entry selects it. Double clicking on
an entry or selecting the Change Entry button brings up a
dialog that allows the fields of the entry to be modified.
Clicking on the Delete Entry button removes the entry.
The owning user, owning group, and other user entries may
be modified but not deleted. (See acl(4) for more information.)
The New Entry button may be used to create a new
group or user entry.
If the object is a regular file, device special file, or
UNIX domain socket, it only has an access ACL. If the
object is a directory, it has an access ACL, a default
access ACL, and a default directory ACL. Which ACL of a
directory is being edited may be selected with a radio
The dxsetacl command will show and set ACLs on file system
objects, regardless of whether ACLs are used by the system
for access decisions. The sysman secconfig utility is
used to enable ACL checking.
Commands: X(1X), secconfig(8)
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