Re: red hat 6.1 owner rights

From: Joseph S D Yao (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 14:53:18 EST

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 04:33:08PM +0000, The Pyralinx wrote:
> if i want to change the privileges of files how would i do that?.
> what are the numjberical correspondents for privileges.IE:666 and other
> rights?
> pyralinx!

I am not flaming, but only observing, that if you don't know these
things, you are probably better off finding a Linux beginners' mailing
list, than trying to catch up in discussions of the Linux kernel and of
reading and security-proofing the source code for Linux systems and
applications software.

If you do this, then in a few years you may be able to taste the edges
of these subjects.

In the meantime, you would use the 'chmod' command to change the
permissions and other mode bits, some of which also change programs'
privileges. Cf. chmod(1) ['man 1 chmod']. This document also briefly
touches on the numerical representations of the mode bits. You can find
a more detailed description in chmod(2) ['man 2 chmod'].

Best of luck! There is a whole world out there for you to learn!

** Joe Yao - Joseph S. D. Yao

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