Displaying Windows NT ACLs with cacls

Tim Potter Tim.Potter at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 1 05:35:33 GMT 1999

Has anyone had trouble with using the cacls program to display Windows
NT ACLs on a Samba volume.  Individual ACLs can be changed
successfully and they get mapped to the right UNIX permission bits,
but doing a cacls without any extra arguments (i.e displaying the ACLs
only) gives a whole lot of junk about various domain users not being
found and stuff like that.

I've tried this with Samba 2.0.6 both as a domain member and
stand-alone, and with NT4 server as a domain member and as not.

Anyone have any ideas?


Side note: I can't believe the command line options for cacls.  What a
joke!  Who thought of /t for subdirectory recursion?  Just about every
other MS-DOS program uses /s for this.

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