The operation applies to the default ACL of a directory instead of the access ACL. An error is generated if a default ACL cannot be associated with file.
If the target of the operation is a symbolic link, return the ACL from the symbolic link itself rather than following the link.
The following operand is available:
A pathname of a file whose ACL shall be retrieved. If file is not specified, or a file is specified as , then getfacl reads a list of pathnames, each terminated by one newline character, from the standard input.