fs_getcalleraccess - Show the current user's access to a file or directory


fs getcalleraccess [-path <path>+] [-help]


The fs getcalleraccess command (alias fs gca) displays the access that the current user has to the specified path using the same representation as fs listacl.


-path <dir/file path>+

Names each AFS file or directory to run the command on. Partial pathnames are interpreted relative to the current working directory, which is also the default value if this argument is omitted.


Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


For each path, fs getcalleraccess outputs a line like:

    Callers access to <directory> is <rights>

where <directory> is the path on which it is operating and <rights> is an ACL string in the same format as is returned by fs listacl. See fs_listacl(1) for more information about ACL strings.


The following command shows the current user's access to the path /afs/, which is read and lookup access.

   % fs getcalleraccess /afs/
   Callers access to /afs/ is rl


No special privileges are required for this command.


fs_listacl(1), fs_setacl(1)


Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

This documentation is covered by the BSD License as written in the doc/LICENSE file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for OpenAFS.


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