How to Set Access Control Lists (ACL’s) and Disk Quotas for Users and Groups

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Access Control Lists (also known as ACLs) are a feature of the Linux kernel that allows to define more fine-grained access rights for files and directories than those specified by regular ugo/rwx permissions. 

For example, the standard ugo/rwx permissions does not allow to set different permissions for different individual users or groups. With ACLs this is relatively easy to do, as we will see in this article.

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