See also: Security
In UNIX and UNIX-Like Operating Systems, metadata that allows or disallows access to files and directories. This can be one of the most frustrating parts of a multi-user UNIX system.
Solaris and an increasing number of other operating systems allow for individual file-access permissions instead of directory-only permissions.
- About.com: chmod (http://unix.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-cmd-chmod.htm) – well-written reference
- chmod tutorial (http://catcode.com/teachmod/) (a more complete look)
- Permissions FAQ (http://www.rlaj.com/scripts/faq/chmod.htm) for WS-FTP (a basic introduction)
- Capability-based security (http://zesty.ca/capmyths)
TakeDown.NET -> “Permissions”