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Old 12-09-2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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File Permissions?


hey guys

im having some trouble understanding the file permision stuff like when you do the ls command in the shell you get stuff like :

-rw-------
drwxr-xr-x
-rw-rw-r--
-rw-------

if anyone can clear some of that stuff up for me that would be great
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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the 1st 3 is for owner:

rwx -- r stands for read, w for write, x for execute

the 2nd 3 are for group

the 3rd set of 3 are for other or world

the one with d means it's a directory
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:23 AM   #3
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r = read
w = write
x = execute

first dot: type of file (d = directory)

Then, divided in 3 sections of 3 dots

owner, group, others

therefore, in your example 1, owner can read/write, group and others have no permission.

in your example 2, the file is a directory,

owner has all permissions
group has only read - execute
others have read -execute

However, permissions on directoy are complicated. I can't treat them here.
hope this helps
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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chmod

Look up the chmod command. That is how you change permisions.

ex. chmod a+x filename
That means members of the group can read the file.

If you are used to dos, chmod is like the arrtib command.
Jeempc
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:39 AM   #5
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oops

chmod g+x means the group can read the file

chmod a+x means all can execute the file
...
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:52 AM   #6
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Re: oops

Quote:
Originally posted by jeempc
chmod g+x means the group can read the file

chmod a+x means all can execute the file
...
You made a mistake...

chmod g+x means the group can execute the file... not read it.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:53 AM   #7
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Re: chmod

Quote:
Originally posted by jeempc
Look up the chmod command. That is how you change permisions.

ex. chmod a+x filename
That means members of the group can read the file.

If you are used to dos, chmod is like the arrtib command.
Jeempc
You made a mistake, chmod a+x means all can execute the file, not group can read the file...
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:18 AM   #8
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Sorry for all the confusion. I will preview posts first. I caught another mistake

The dos command is attrib not atrrib

Thanks for the corrections.
J
 
Old 12-09-2003, 06:14 PM   #9
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Post A link to further information on file permissions

Longinus,

Try this page:

http://www.linuxman.com.cy/rute/node17.html

It's from an online book called "Rute Linux," which is very useful, and in my experience, often more accessible than going straight to the man pages.

Good luck!

-Pat
 
Old 12-10-2003, 10:43 PM   #10
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thanks guys for all the help i think i have a better understading now
 
  


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