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I thought that could be the case - hence my man page suggestion. But try
find . -perm +u=w
Deprecated, old way of searching for files with any of the permission bits in mode set. You
should use -perm /mode instead. Trying to use the '+' syntax with symbolic modes will yield
surprising results. For example, '+u+x' is a valid symbolic mode (equivalent to +u,+x, i.e.
0111) and will therefore not be evaluated as -perm +mode but instead as the exact mode speci-
fier -perm mode and so it matches files with exact permissions 0111 instead of files with any
execute bit set. If you found this paragraph confusing, you're not alone - just use -perm
/mode. This form of the -perm test is deprecated because the POSIX specification requires the
interpretation of a leading '+' as being part of a symbolic mode, and so we switched to using
Last edited by billymayday; 11-24-2008 at 12:30 AM.