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

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

    • Charles


  • Cameron Champion

    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.