I’m having some doubts about how to install and allow Linux to correctly read/write to a NTFS formatted harddrive used as backup of various machines (windows included, that’s how I need NTFS).
I am trying to understand file/dir permissions in Linux.
A user can list the files in a directory using
I accidentally executed the following command on the etc directory:
I have a symlink with these permissions:
When I run
chmod +w filename it doesn’t give write permission to
other, it just gives write permission to
After I apply
chmod -R to a directory, permissions are changed for everything within (files and directories). How can I add execute/search (
x) permissions to directories without modifying the files?
Sometimes I see
chmod commands that use four octal digits instead of three — what is the optional first digit for? For example,
chmod 777 is equivalent to
chmod a+rwx; what’s the same command for
In FreeBSD and also in Linux, how can I get the numerical chmod value of a file? For example, 644 instead of -rw-r–r–? I need…
I’m trying to make WordPress work. I currently have this error message:
I was recently asked by a colleague to use
chmod with letters instead of numbers. Apart from the obvious readability advantage is there any particular reason to use letters over numbers ?