[Samba] Change samba file ACL's from Linux cli?

Sebastian Arcus s.arcus at open-t.co.uk
Sat Sep 17 15:15:37 UTC 2022

I think at the moment the recommended way to manipulate file ACL's on 
Samba shares is through the Windows interface. This works, but it is 
really slow when applied to an entire network share. Even worse, if done 
through a vpn connection, it is excruciatingly slow - sometimes taking 
hours and hours for a file share of a few thousand files. Is there some 
other way to achieve this on the Linux command line - either using 
samba-tool, or some other utility? On the Linux side, setfacl or chmod 
are lightning fast compared to their Windows counter parts - an entire 
file share can be done in less than a minute - which is a thing of beauty :)

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