Finding a file's permissions
ls -l command to show the permissions of a file.
`Listing file details' for a complete description
of the output from
The permissions appear at the beginning of each line of the output
ls -l command. Here is an example:
-rwxrw-r-- 1 john 1659 97 Mar 10 23:46 scheduleThe first character is ``-'' for ordinary files. The next three characters give the owner's permissions; the next three show the group permissions; and the last three show the world permissions. In this example, the owner has permissions ``rwx'' (read, write, and execute); the group permissions are ``rw-'' (read and write); and the world permissions are ``r--'' (read only).
John Shipman, email@example.com
Last updated: 1995/12/04 19:39:34 UT