How to manage ACLs on Linux -

In this tutorial we will see what ACLs are, and how to do the basic manipulation of this kind of permissions on a Linux platform. The below instructions will work on any Linux distribution. I‘m assuming you know and are comfortable using standard Linux discretionary ugo/rwx permissions.
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ACLs have never been standardized, so its use is non portable. Probably in the next few years will be done in POSIX.1e (POSIX.2c). Good article.