File permissions: Linux permissions come in a numerical format; the first number represents the owner, the second number represents the group, and the third number represents all other users:
- Owner: First number
- Group: Second number
- All other users: Third number
- Numerical values:
- 4: Read (r)
- 2: Write (w)
- 1: Execute (x)
Unlike a Windows permission that will execute an application, the execute function in Linux allows you to view or search.
A permission of 6 would be read and write. A value of 2 would be write, and a value of 7 would be read, write, and execute. Some examples are as follows:
- Example 1: If I have 764 access to File A, this could be broken down as:
- Owner: Read, write, and ...