Permission Trio Bits

Figure 10-1 shows the 10 positions (1 type bit and 3 trios of permission bits) that make up the permissions section of a file.

Image

Figure 10-1 Permission trios

The first bit of the 10 shown is the type of object:

Image .—Indicates that this is a normal file

Image l—Indicates that this is a symlink (symbolic link), which is a file that points to another object

b—Indicates that this is a block device file

c—Indicates that this is a character ...

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