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I have these ACLs for a directory:

user::rwx
group::rwx
other::r--
default:user::rwx
default:group::rwx
default:group:root:rwx
default:mask::rwx
default:other::r--

I am logged in as root and type:

touch foo

Then an ls -l would give -rw-rw-r--+ for foo.

Why? (Where's the 'x')

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ACL's are limited to what the group permissions allow.

You can see the effective ACL using the command getfacl dir-or-file

If you want to change the default group rights for newly created files, then you should look at umask instead or as well.

You set the default system-wide umask in /etc/profile

See more:

.. to learn more about umask.

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