On my Ubuntu, the directory in which pluggable media is mounted (/media/me) is owned by root and has access flags drwxr-x---+, so without the "alternate access control method" indicated by the + I wouldn't be able to access it.

How I can I determine which access control method is used and where it is set?

  • Try getfacl /media/me (acl package, see also the acl man page). I'm not aware of other methods supported by Ubuntu. – Stéphane Chazelas Aug 22 '18 at 23:06
  • Thanks. Now trying to figure out why they used ACLs for this. – xenoid Aug 24 '18 at 17:36

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