permission

<file system> (Or "file mode") The ability to access (read, write, execute, traverse, etc.) a file or directory. Depending on the operating system, each file may have different permissions for different kinds of access and different users or groups of users.

chmod ("change mode") is the UNIX command to change permissions.

Last updated: 2000-12-07

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