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 NOTE: Cacls is now deprecated, please use Icacls.

 Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files

 CACLS filename [/T] [/M] [/L] [/S[:SDDL]] [/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.

    /L            Work on the Symbolic Link itself versus the target

    /M            Changes ACLs of volumes mounted to a directory

    /S            Displays the SDDL string for the DACL.

    /S:SDDL       Replaces the ACLs with those specified in the SDDL string

                  (not valid with /E, /G, /R, /P, or /D).

    /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 than one file in a command.

 You can specify more than one user in a command.


    CI - Container Inherit.

         The ACE will be inherited by directories.

    OI - Object Inherit.

         The ACE will be inherited by files.

    IO - Inherit Only.

         The ACE does not apply to the current file/directory.

    ID - Inherited.

         The ACE was inherited from the parent directory's ACL.

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