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Old 05-06-2002, 09:07 AM   #1
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open system call in linux

in open system call : what does mode implies and what all values does it takes.
Old 05-06-2002, 11:21 AM   #2
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Mode is used to set the default permissions when creating a file. The following example will create a file with read and write permissions for user, group and other (UGO).

open(path, O_RDWR | O_CREAT, 0666);

Read the manual page of chmod to find out how all those numbers work.


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