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Old 08-03-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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drwxr-xr-x 2 File permission

i have 2 types of files. well i have the same file type with permission.
and i was wondering if any one could tell me how to properly read them

permission type 1 = "-rw-r--r-- 1"
permission type 2 = "drwxr-xr-x 2"

Old 08-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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i was reading
and it looks like that 1 and 2 are not part of the permission but i don't know what it stands for
Old 08-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by moiseszaragoza View Post
permission type 1 = "-rw-r--r-- 1"
"-" means the file is a regular file

"rw-" means the file's owner can read from and write to the file

"r--" means members of the file's group can read from the file

"r--" means other users can read from the file

"1" means the file has 1 hard link

permission type 2 = "drwxr-xr-x 2"
"d" means the file is a directory

"rwx" means the directory's owner can list its contents, create new files within it, and descend into it

"r-x" means members of the directory's group can list its contents and descend into it

"r-x" means other users can list the directory's contents and descend into it

"2" means the directory has 2 hard links

That's the way I understand it. If any of the above is provably wrong then please do correct me.
Old 08-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
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just to further elaborate on telengard's post for educational purposes...

another way to read it can be defined below;

r = 4
w = 2
x = 1

divide the permission in to 3 different groups (User, Group, Everyone Else)

So just to give a clear example, a common permission is 755
which means (User has complete control of the file, Groups can read and execute without modification, Everyone else can read and execute without modification.)


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