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Old 08-28-2003, 03:41 PM   #1
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1) What is the command to change the permissions of a directory, so everyone can access it.

2) In the following, what does the d stand for?


3) What is the command to change the permissions of a file, so everyone can access it?


Robert Liguori
Old 08-28-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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"d" just means that it is a directory. Directories must have execute permissions too. For anyone to access and only the owner to write:
chmod 755 dirname

For anyone to read or write:
chmod 777 dirname
Old 08-28-2003, 03:46 PM   #3
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chmod - change mode
chown -change owner

I don't feel like typing it all out right now.. but man chmod will give you a good idea of how to do it.

chmod 777 filename will make a directory/file readable to everyone on your system.

The d stands for directory

Be aware tho. chmod 777 can be a big security risk if you do it to a wrong file


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