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Jump to: navigation, search chmod -- short for "change mode" -- changes a file's permissions, or "mode". You can make a file readable, writeable and executable for the file's owner, group and world ("other"). The format is chmod (permissions) (file):

samizdata# chmod 777 /home/dave/file.txt

Permissions can be defined numerically or symbolically, but there's more info on that at the permissions page.

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