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Old 10-14-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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Question File / folder Permissions

I got my fat32 partition read / write for all users. I set up a fat32 because everything says that NTFS should be read only. I use the fat32 to transfer files between windows / Linux. Anyway I used a umask= 0000 which from what i read is full access. First is this to much access? I understand (a little) how umask works default mask is 7777 (full access) umask subtracts from mask ie.. 7777 0222 = a mask of 7555. Am I correct ? And what do the 4 position relate to ie.. ABCD position C = user rights ? and what do the values relate to ? 5 from what I can tell is = ro. Is there a chart or list somewhere ? The man pages don't really explain and most replies just tell you how to accomplish what you want to do. I am in need of understanding.

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Old 10-14-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
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basicly the 3 numbers ea represent read/write/archive

FTP commands for directories/files are the same

666 or 660 I believe would allow the read/write you are looking for.
Old 10-14-2003, 09:42 PM   #3
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5 is read and execute.

Here's a link that I hope explains all the various numbers and whatnot. I understand how you feel about the man pages and chmod in general. There aren't many various charts that illustrate the various stuff as well as this link does -

Old 10-15-2003, 10:37 AM   #4
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That page did the trick
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