I have a folder with UNIX rights that forbid access to me :

ls -l Sources-labo
drwxrwxrw-+ 6 nobody    applications 73728 févr. 25 13:25 Sources-labo

users vault

but the ACL are set so that I should have access anyway (because of the group:users:rwx rule) :

getfacl Sources-labo/
# file: Sources-labo/
# owner: nobody
# group: applications

However I cannot access this directory :

cd Sources-labo/
bash: cd: Sources-labo/: Permission denied

I read that the ACLs are supposed to override UNIX rights. How come I can't access this directory ?

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  • Are you a member of the group "users" ? Verify: getent group `id -G` This will print out what groups the current user is included in. – tore- Feb 26 '14 at 12:30
  • users appears in the list. Plus, I showed the output of groups in the first code sample – user201680 Feb 27 '14 at 14:10
  • Strange...should work so...What is your OS ? – user2196728 Feb 28 '14 at 7:47
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    Perhaps the filesystem is mounted so it doesn't respect ACLs (option noacl, just running mount should tell)? Perhaps something else, like SELinux, is denying access? – vonbrand Mar 4 '14 at 17:58

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