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Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files

 

 

CACLS filename [/T] [/E] [/C] [/G user:perm] [/R user [...]]
[/P user:perm [...]] [/D user [...]]

 
filename Displays ACLs.

/T Changes ACLs of specified files in the current directory and all subdirectories.

/E Edit ACL instead of replacing it.

/C Continue on access denied errors.

/G user:perm
 Grant specified user access rights. Perm can be: R Read W Write C Change (write) F Full control

/R user
 Revoke specified user's access rights (only valid with /E).

/P user:perm
Replace specified user's access rights. Perm can be: N None R Read W Write C Change (write) F Full control

/D user Deny specified user access.

Wildcards can be used to specify more that one file in a command. You can specify more than one user in a command.
 

 

Examples

cacls TestPage.txt

Displays the ACLs for the TestPage.txt file. Below is an example.

C:\WINNT\TestPage.TXT BUILTIN\Users:R
BUILTIN\Power Users:C
BUILTIN\Administrators:F
NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:F

cacls TestPage.txt /e /g DEPCH:f

Grants the user "DEPCH" full rights to the TestPage.txt file. If user was to look at the ACLs again using the above command, they would now see that the mrhope user is in the list.


 

 
   
   

 

 

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