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NAME

       fs_cleanacl - Remove obsolete entries from an ACL

SYNOPSIS

       fs cleanacl [-path <dir/file path>+] [-help]

       fs cl [-p <dir/file path>+] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

       The fs cleanacl command removes from the access control list (ACL) of each specified
       directory or file any entry that refers to a user or group that no longer has a Protection
       Database entry. Such an entry appears on the ACL as an AFS user ID number (UID) rather
       than a name, because without a Protection Database entry, the File Server cannot translate
       the UID into a name.

       Cleaning access control lists in this way not only keeps them from becoming crowded with
       irrelevant information, but also prevents the new possessor of a recycled AFS UID from
       obtaining access intended for the former possessor of the AFS UID. (Note that recycling
       UIDs is not recommended in any case.)

OPTIONS

       -path <dir/file path>+
           Names each directory for which to clean the ACL (specifying a filename cleans its
           directory's ACL). If this argument is omitted, the current working directory's ACL is
           cleaned.

           Specify the read/write path to each directory, to avoid the failure that results from
           attempting to change a read-only volume. By convention, the read/write path is
           indicated by placing a period before the cell name at the pathname's second level (for
           example, /afs/.example.com). For further discussion of the concept of read/write and
           read-only paths through the filespace, see the fs mkmount reference page.

       -help
           Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.

OUTPUT

       If there are no obsolete entries on the ACL, the following message appears:

          Access list for <path> is fine.

       Otherwise, the output reports the resulting state of the ACL, following the header

          Access list for <path> is now

       At the same time, the following error message appears for each file in the cleaned
       directories:

          fs: '<filename>': Not a directory

EXAMPLES

       The following example illustrates the cleaning of the ACLs on the current working
       directory and two of its subdirectories. Only the second subdirectory had obsolete entries
       on it.

          % fs cleanacl -path . ./reports ./sources
          Access list for . is fine.
          Access list for ./reports is fine.
          Access list for ./sources is now
          Normal rights:
             system:authuser rl
             pat rlidwka

PRIVILEGE REQUIRED

       The issuer must have the "a" (administer) permission on each directory's ACL (or the ACL
       of each file's parent directory); the directory's owner and the members of the
       system:administrators group have the right implicitly, even if it does not appear on the
       ACL.

SEE ALSO

       fs_listacl(1), fs_mkmount(1)

COPYRIGHT

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