How do you modify or eliminate the "+" symbol?



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The + indicates that the file has an Access Control List (ACL) with additional permissions.

  • getfacl {dir/file} to get more info on what is set

  • setfacl -b {dir/file} to remove ACL.

If you did not set this yourself please do not alter it. There probably is a setting there to prevent accidental deletion.

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