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Xcopy Function for Access Control Profiles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110959D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Callaway, JR: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for copying access control profiles between directories in OS/2* LAN Server 3.0.

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Xcopy Function for Access Control Profiles

      Disclosed is a method for copying access control profiles
between directories in OS/2* LAN Server 3.0.

      Currently, LAN Server does not have a function to copy access
control profiles from one directory path to another.  At times,
shared applications or files may need to be moved from one directory
to another.  The LAN Server administrator accomplishes this by
issuing the OS/2 'xcopy' command to copy the entire directory tree.
Since 'xcopy ' does not copy the access control profiles associated
with the source path to the target path, the administrator must
manually create the access control profiles for each subdirectory and
file in the target path.  This can be a very time-consuming process
if the source path contains many subdirectories and files with
different ACLs.

      This problem is solved by adding a new command, 'NET ACLXCOPY'
to the Lan Server Command Line Interface.  This command will copy the
access control profiles from a source path to a destination path.
The source path can be a directory or a file.  If the source path is
a file, the access control profile of the source file will be copied
to the destination file.  If the source path is a directory, the
access control profiles associated with the source directory and all
the subdirectories and files below it will be copied to the target
directory path.  If the target directory or a subdirectory does not
exist, 'NET ACLXCOPY' will creat...