How to Change Permissions on cyberserver.uml.edu
Setting File Permissions:
The "chmod" command modifies the read,
write, and execute permissions of specified files and
the search permissions of specified directories.
The format for the command is as shown below:
chmod [who] permission file
[who] refers to who you are giving permissions to.
Specified in the order: user, group, others.
The permissions that can be given are : read, write or execute.
The Octal digits used for assigning permissions are as follows:
$ chmod 711 .file
This command will give read, write, execute permissions to the user (owner), execute permission to the group and execute permission to others.
$ chmod 644 .plan
sets the permissions for the file .plan as
meaning that the user has permission to read and write and everyone else has read-only permission.
Another way to give permissions is:
This command adds (hence '+') read permissions to the group for the file .plan.
You can also use multiple abbreviations within the chmod syntax to add or subtract multiple permissions within one single command line. For example:
$ chmod ugo+rwx .plan
This command gives read, write, and execute permissions to the user (owner), the group, and all others
Viewing File permissions:
You can view the permissions by using the command
This lists the files with the permissions assigned to them.