10.4. Retrieving ACLs

To determine the existing ACLs for a file or directory, use the getfacl command. In the example below, the getfacl is used to determine the existing ACLs for a file.
getfacl home/john/picture.png
The above command returns the following output:
# file: home/john/picture.png
# owner: john
# group: john
user::rw-
group::r--
other::r--
If a directory with a default ACL is specified, the default ACL is also displayed as illustrated below.
[john@main /]$ getfacl home/sales/
# file: home/sales/
# owner: john
# group: john
user::rw-
user:barryg:r--
group::r--
mask::r--
other::r--
default:user::rwx
default:user:john:rwx
default:group::r-x
default:mask::rwx
default:other::r-x