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From: Kamil Dudka <kdudka@redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 10:28:13 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] setfacl.1: document the meaning of '-' in perms

[agruen: Description further clarified.]

Upstream-commit: ea3c6bb711e76d91759f8bf5475e1900362a3142
Signed-off-by: Kamil Dudka <kdudka@redhat.com>
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 man/man1/setfacl.1 | 28 +++++++++++++++++++++-------
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/man1/setfacl.1 b/man/man1/setfacl.1
index 0c7c046..e092e51 100644
--- a/man/man1/setfacl.1
+++ b/man/man1/setfacl.1
@@ -194,18 +194,32 @@ you can specify either a name or a number.
 .PP
 The
 .I perms
-field is a combination of characters that indicate the permissions: read
+field is a combination of characters that indicate the read
 .IR (r) ,
 write
 .IR (w) ,
 execute
-.IR (x) ,
-execute only if the file is a directory or already has execute permission
-for some user
-.IR (X) .
-Alternatively, the
+.IR (x)
+permissions.  Dash characters in the
 .I perms
-field can be an octal digit (0\-7).
+field
+.IR (\-)
+are ignored.  The character
+.I X
+stands for the execute permission if the file is a directory or already has
+execute permission for some user.  Alternatively, the
+.I perms
+field can define the permissions numerically, as a bit-wise combination of read
+.IR (4) ,
+write
+.IR (2) ,
+and execute
+.IR (1) .
+Zero
+.I perms
+fields or
+.I perms
+fields that only consist of dashes indicate no permissions.
 .PP
 .SS AUTOMATICALLY CREATED ENTRIES
 Initially, files and directories contain only the three base ACL entries
-- 
2.5.5