nfs4_getfacl — get NFSv4 file/directory access control lists


nfs4_getfacl [-HR] file ...


nfs4_getfacl will display the NFSv4 Access Control List (ACL) for the files given as arguments, provided they are on mounted NFSv4 filesystems which support ACLs.

If the -H/--more-help flag is specified, nfs4_getfacl will print some information about NFSv4 ACLs and the fields used in ACEs.

If the -R/--recursive flag is specified, nfs4_getfacl will list the NFSv4 ACLs of all files and directories recursively.

The output format for an NFSv4 file ACL, e.g., is:

# file: /somedir

In the example output above, the user `' has the equivalent of "read" and "execute" permissions, `' has "read" and  "write", and both `GROUP@' and `EVERYONE@' have "read".

The ACL listings of multiple files are separated by blank lines.

Refer to the nfs4_acl(5) manpage for detailed information about NFSv4 ACL terminology and syntax.


nfs4_getfacl was written by people at CITI, the Center for Information Technology Integration ( This manpage was written by David Richter.


Please send bug reports, feature requests, and comments to <>.

See Also

nfs4_setfacl(1), nfs4_acl(5), RFC3530 (NFSv4.0), NFSv4.1 Minor Version Draft.

Referenced By

nfs4_acl(5), nfs4_setfacl(1).

version 0.3.4, August 2018 Linux NFSv4 Access Control Lists