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Old 01-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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find out chmod of file or directory


is it possible to find out what the chmod number is on a file or directory?
Code:
ls -l
gives me something like this
Code:
drwxr-xr-x
but would like numbers

thanks

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Old 01-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ggalan View Post
is it possible to find out what the chmod number is on a file or directory?
Code:
ls -l
gives me something like this
Code:
drwxr-xr-x
but would like numbers

thanks
From
Code:
drwxr-xr-x
it's easy to figure out what the number is. Each
Code:
rwx
is an octet, i.e, those three letters can form a value of no more than 7 and no less than 0. If you know binary then you should know that 100 = 4, 010 = 2, and 001 = 1. Then just think of the following r = 4, w = 2, and x = 1. So for your example, the permissions in numeric form are
Code:
d755
 
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