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Sac_3
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file permission

Hi ,

How to view the permissions of a file in octal format. i.e

-rwx------ 1 root root 0 Dec 4 08:31 test

The file permission for the file "test" is 700. I would like to know if there is a command etc which can display the file permission in octal format i.e as "700".

Thanks,
SaC
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~sesh
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: file permission

You can use the stat command.

E.g.

stat --format=%a

View man page for the stat command for more information.
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: file permission

You can also use the short format:

stat -c %a
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
Sac_3
Frequent Advisor

Re: file permission

Yes! by using stat name u can see the permissions in octal format.

got the answer!
Thx every one!!
Sac_3
Frequent Advisor

Re: file permission

:o)