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Old 05-27-2010, 02:17 AM   #1
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What is this mean ?


drwxrwxrwx. 39 "7155 wheel" What is this mean ?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:38 AM   #2
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Hi,

Are you sure that is 7155 and not 1755??

Have a look here (guide to file permissions here on LQ).

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

It refers to permissions and the wheel user group which is a special user group used to grant permissions. To have more adequate information you'll have to post where and when you encountered this, what command did you run (or try to run) and in what context (user, root) on console, ssh, ...

Next time please use a more descriptive title since that's the first thing to draw attention to your thread.

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:17 AM   #4
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

It refers to permissions and the wheel user group which is a special user group used to grant permissions. To have more adequate information you'll have to post where and when you encountered this, what command did you run (or try to run) and in what context (user, root) on console, ssh, ...

Next time please use a more descriptive title since that's the first thing to draw attention to your thread.

Kind regards,

Eric

drwxrwxrwx. 39 7155 wheel 4096 2010-05-26 17:29 mysql-5.0.90

This is where I encountered "wheel" and what is that 7155 ?
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:28 AM   #5
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Hi,

I assume that this is part of the output of the ls -l command:

- 7155 is the owner (which should normally be a readable name like root) of the file
- wheel is the group the file belongs to.

Have a look here for some examples and explanation.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:43 AM   #6
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Hello,

Can you confirm that this is the output of the 'ls -l' command as indicated by druuna? If so it's telling you the following:
Code:
drwxrwxrwx. 39 7155 wheel 4096 2010-05-26 17:29 mysql-5.0.90
  • the d indicates it's a directory
  • the first bundle rwx indicates that at owner level read (r), write (w) and execute (x) permissions have been set
  • the second bundle rwx indicates that at group level read (r), write (w) and execute (x) permissions have been set
  • the third bundle rwx indicates that at world (everyone else) level read (r), write (w) and execute (x) permissions have been set
  • 39 is the userid, which normally should be 'human readable' like user1
  • 7155 (which I think should be 1755) indicates the rights in numeric values
  • wheel is the groupname
  • 4096 is the size in bytes occupied by the directory
  • last are date, time of creation and the name of the directory

Hope that's helpful.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-27-2010, 09:09 AM   #7
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of a problem.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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