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I would like to setup a small office network based on ubuntu machines to replace the current based on windows. One of the requirements is to setup a samba share for file sharing. The problem is that unix permission system of user-group-others isn't granular enough to offer same functionality as NTFS permissions.

I had a look around and found setfacl which looks like it could do the job in terms of replacing NTFS, however I don't want to have to setup the permissions manually via the CLI.

Q1: Is there a GUI for setfacl?
Q2: Are there alternatives to setfacl to offer similar functionality as NTFS also equiped with a GUI?

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  1. Yes, there is a GUI to setup ACLs, its name is eiciel, and you can see some screenshots in this answer;

  2. I don't know of any alternatives to ACL.

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Thanks. I've played a bit with Eicel, the problem is that you have to manually open files 1 by 1 to set their permissions. They should integrate a file browser with the ability to visualize or set permissions on multiple files/folders at once to be really useful. If you have to manage permissions on a whole network share with Eicel you will probably end up jumping off a bridge before you're done with setting the permissions :( –  user359650 Dec 5 '11 at 6:55
    
@user359650: as you can read in that answer, eiciel is integrated with nautilus context menu. Don't know if you can work on multiple files, though. –  enzotib Dec 5 '11 at 7:02

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