Recursively Remove ACLs

The following command can be used to recursively remove all ACLs from a tree of your folder hierarchy:

chmod -RN /path/to/directory


  • Erin
    March 15, 2011 - 7:52 pm | Permalink

    First link from google when searching for “remove acl chmod -R -N recursively” Nice!

  • August 28, 2012 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Verbose Mode is handy as well….

    -v Cause chmod to be verbose, showing filenames as the mode is modified. If the -v flag is specified more than once, the old and new modes of the file will also be printed, in both octal and symbolic notation.

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