\Tips and TricksToolsSecurity Related Toolsxcacls.exe
A Microsoft tool from a resource kit.
Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files
XCACLS filename [/T] [/E|/X] [/C] [/G user:perm;spec] [/R user [...]]
[/P user:perm;spec [...]] [/D user [...]] [/Y]
filename Displays ACLs.
/T Changes ACLs of specified files in
the current directory and all subdirectories.
/E Edit ACL instead of replacing it.
/X Same as /E except it only affects the ACEs that the
specified users already own.
/C Continue on access denied errors.
/G user:perm;spec Grant specified user access rights.
Perm can be: R Read
C Change (write)
F Full control
P Change Permissions (Special access)
O Take Ownership (Special access)
X EXecute (Special access)
E REad (Special access)
W Write (Special access)
D Delete (Special access)
Spec can be the same as perm and will only be
Press ENTER to continue...
applied to a directory. In this case, Perm
will be used for file inheritence in this
directory. If not omitted: Spec=Perm. Special values
for Spec only:
T Not Specified (for file inherit,
only for dirs valid)
At least one access right has to follow!
Entries between ';' and T will be ignored!
/R user Revoke specified user's access rights.
/P user:perm;spec Replace specified user's access rights.
for access right specification see /G option
/D user Deny specified user access.
/Y Replace user's rights without verify
Wildcards can be used to specify more that one file in a command.
You can specify more than one user in a command.
You can combine access rights.