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How would I set the permissions on a directory/file from the command line on a Sun Solaris 2.5 station ?
i.e. Changing the permissions from drwxr-xr-x to drwxrwxrwx.  Logging in as root or any Super user......

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Question by:mpellowe
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by:ozo
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man chmod
chmod go+w
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by:ahoffmann
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And the pure UNIXish way:
  chmod 777
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If you are creating a new directory and want to keep it drwxrwxrwx then in your .profile ( that is if you use Korn shell or Bourne Shell, KORN the chosen shell of admins.), place umask 022 this will at least get you the following drw-rw-rw-.  If you need to change a file that already exists use the chmod command as follows;

chmod 777 <filename> (for the rwxrwxrwx)
4 = r
2 = w        to get the appropriate settings add the number together for what you want
1 = x
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7 = rwx

d rwx rwx rwx
    |       |      |
  owner |      |
         group |
                 world

or the other way to make the information correct is to chmod <ugo>+/-(rwx)
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