I don't think we need either, but at the very least, should be merged into (or the other way around).

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    Personally I think [permissions] is fine to keep, but we should probably merge [file-permissions] and [effective-permissions] into that.
    – slhck
    Oct 28, 2014 at 8:53
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    @slhck: Heh, and here I was thinking the more specific [file-permissions] is better. But, yeah, I'll take whatever merge I can get ;D Oct 28, 2014 at 8:57
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    I think [file-permissions] should be the top level as well, to stop it being used for login/active directory permissions etc
    – Robotnik
    Oct 28, 2014 at 11:11
  • Create and symlink them all to [access-control]
    – Zoredache
    Oct 28, 2014 at 17:25
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    I'd say no need for [privileges], [effective-permissions], [access-control]. [permissions] is a subsection of security, and it covers it all so keep [permissions], but since their are lots of [file-permission] questions might as well keep that tag too.
    – Robin Hood
    Oct 30, 2014 at 6:46
  • Privileges in Windows are different from permissions. Permissions are rights to do things to specific objects (they appear in a "permissions list", or DACL, that's a property of an object). Privileges otoh are rights to do certain things that don't pertain to particular objects, like "set system time" or "take ownership of any object". They are also called "user rights". One uses the Group Policy Editor to grant them to accounts or groups. So if the terms are used correctly they very definitely provide useful information as to what is being talked about. Nov 10, 2014 at 23:24


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