Cannot remove filesystem ACLs

Victor Sudakov vas at
Tue Sep 20 02:03:07 UTC 2011

Victor Sudakov wrote:
> I don't understand why I cannot completely remove the ACLs from a
> directory. Please look:

> Why are the "+" sign and the mask entry still there? How do I get rid
> of them completely? 

It may seem a bit radical but it does the job: 

find /some/dir | xargs rmextattr system posix1e.acl_access
find /some/dir | xargs rmextattr system posix1e.acl_default

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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