identifying what's running ( was Re: [Novalug] "10 Linux commands you've never used" article)
angelo at freeshell.org
Fri Feb 23 18:05:51 EST 2007
Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 02:48:53PM -0800, Beartooth wrote:
>> Ignorant question : do youss guyss reall figure these
>> things out every time, or do you just get so accustomed to them
>> that your fingers insert them where needed?
> In general, I cheat and use the new-fangled (BSD inspired, maybe?)
> symbolic representation. It's easier to quickly, say, add the 'x' bit
> to a file for everyone that way. Otherwise, you'd have to figure out
> the current settings and then add 1 to each. That's two steps and we
> all know 100% more work is out of the question.
The symbolic representation is better anyway (IMO). It doesn't force
you to set ALL the permissions at once. That means you can have a
directory filled with a bunch of files that are 744 and a bunch of files
that are 722... now you want to add the execute bit to the group, but
otherwise leave the other permissions of each file unchanged...
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