Unknown owner,group,permissions,etc.

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Mon Jun 12 19:12:01 UTC 2006

On Monday 12 June 2006 17:45, Matthew Kuiken wrote:
> Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > On Monday 12 June 2006 04:18, Matthew Kuiken wrote:
> >> I believe that directories need to be executable in order to be
> >> read/traversed.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.
> >
> > Almost right. You must have read permissions to list the contents
> > of the directory, i.e. perform an ls <dirname>
> >
> > You need execute permissions to move into it, i.e. perform cd
> > <dirname>
> Thank you for the clarification.  I learned something new!  :)

You're welcome.

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Alan McKinnon
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