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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    CLI utility to show file permissions and owner

    Are there any CLI utilities (2K/XP) that I can use to create a script to search for a certain type of file, report back the file permissions along with the "owner" or creator of the file?

    I can right click on a file and go to the security tab and then advanced tab and then owner tab to show me, but there has got to be a faster way...

    Also, I noticed that when I cut a foler or file and move it, I now become the owner of all files in that folder or that specific file? I didn't want to take ownership, they are not my files. I just want to move them. If I cut, I'm not really creating a new file... I'm just moving the pointer to that file.

    I could see why that would happen if I were to copy the file... because then I'd actually be creating a new file...
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    Hrmm.. how about fsutil file findbysid ? Take a look at fsutil file for other options as well. Also, what about robocopy.exe to deal with the issue of moving files and perserving the ownership?
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    Hi

    In the NT times, dumpacl by somarsoft was a must.
    It dumped the full ACL of the file system into a text file,
    which then could be processed using scripts.

    DumpSec is the product nowadays[1]:
    dumps the permissions (DACLs) and audit settings (SACLs) for the file system, registry, printers and shares
    I don't know it, but hopefully it is as great as
    dumpacl was used to be - and that there is a CLI
    (I read so, but didn't try).
    /edit: yes, there is also the possibility to run it
    as CLI. see manual. and it looks like the old
    dumpacl


    Cheers

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    Just a Virtualized Geek MrLinus's Avatar
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    One more for you: perms.exe (both perms.exe and robocopy.exe are Resource Kit tools)
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    Thank you both!

    Much appreciated!
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