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Get-Acl - Powershell 2.0 CmdLet

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


Short description
Gets the security descriptor for a resource, such as a file or registry key.

Get-Acl [[-Path] <string[]>] [-Audit] [-Exclude <string[]>] [-Filter <string>] [-Include <string[]>] [-UseTransacti
on] [<CommonParameters>]

The Get-Acl cmdlet gets objects that represent the security descriptor of a file or resource. The security descript
or contains the access control lists (ACLs) of the resource. The ACL specifies the permissions that users and user 
groups have to access the resource.