What does rwxr--r-- permissions mean?


Here we will explain what each letter in rwxr--r-- permissions means for your UNIX/Linux file. We start by color-coding the nine characters in rwxr--r--, so it is easy to follow along:


There are three sets of three characters, and each set is assigned as follows:

rwx: Owner Permissions
r--: Group Permissions
r--: Everyone Permissions

Furthermore, the letters grant the following permissions:

r = Read
w = Write
x = Execute

Now, when we put it all together, we can see what file permissions your rwxr--r-- has:

rwx: Owner can read, write and execute
r--: Group can read
r--: Everyone can read

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