Every file has the following attributes:
Owner's user ID ( 16 bit integer ).
Owner's group ID ( 16 bit integer ).
File access mode word
'r w x -r w x- r w x'
(user permission-group permission-others permission)
r-read, w-write, x-execute.
To change the access mode, we use chmod(filename,mode).
Code Practise 1:
To change the mode of myfile to 'rw-rw-r--' (ie. read, write permission for user - read, write permission for group - only read permission for others) we give the args as:
Each operation is represented by discrete values
'r' is 4
'w' is 2
'x' is 1
Therefore, for 'rw' the value is 6(4+2).
Code Practise 2:
To change the mode of myfile to 'rwxr--r--' we give the args as:
What is 'inode'?