NT file-permissions

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Tue Jul 20 22:57:48 GMT 1999

> > The latter, however, is probably a good idea.  Note that, as there is no
> > apparent standard for ACL implementations under Unix, a separate
> > implementation is needed for each OS.  I've been playing with some ideas for
> > an HP-UX implementation, myself.  Probably what's needed first is a set of
> > generic utility functions to get/set NT ACLs on Unix files, with the actual
> > implementation varying depending on the host OS.
> Yep, that's exactly what I'm planning for a future release.
> I intend to abstract the ACL interfaces (which are different
> on almost *every* UNIX, as the POSIX committee failed to
> agree - arghhhhh !) in the same way as the lib/system.c
> calls.

i would recommend that the API have exactly the same arguments as the
Windows NT MSDN API, and be redirected / mapped from there to the various


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