determine owner directory permissions from within the directory

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting determine owner directory permissions from within the directory
# 1  
Old 03-07-2006
determine owner directory permissions from within the directory

From within a directory, how do I determine whether I have write permission for it.

test -w pwd ; echo ?

This doesn't work as it returns false, even though I have write permission.
# 2  
Old 03-07-2006
The current directory is . not pwd. You are trying to test for write permission to a file called pwd in the current directory.
# 3  
Old 03-07-2006
Doh! So I am. The question still stands though -

test -w . ; echo ?

just returns "?" now
# 4  
Old 03-07-2006
Probably found this out already, but:
echo $?

# 5  
Old 03-07-2006
Cheers! It's been a long long day. Smilie
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

How to set owner and permission for files/directory in directory in this case?

Hi. My example: I have a filesystem /log. Everyday, log files are copied to /log. I'd like to set owner and permission for files and directories in /log like that chown -R log_adm /log/* chmod -R 544 /log/*It's OK, but just at that time. When a new log file or new directory is created in /log,... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: bobochacha29
8 Replies

2. Solaris

Changing file/directory owner

Hi , I want to change owner of files or folder from 23186 to dsadm, Present ------- -rw-r--r-- 1 23186 gdstage 10240 Oct 31 2007 BLTRS drwxrwxrwx 3 23186 gdstage 512 Sep 1 2010 sql Required as ----------- -rw-r--r-- 1 dsadm gdstage 10240 Oct 31 2007 BLTRS drwxrwxrwx 3 dsadm gdstage... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: sridhardwh
6 Replies

3. Solaris

Directory Permissions for 2 users on 1 directory

we want to allow user to FTP files into a directory, and then the program (PLSQL) will read and process the file, and then move the file to other directory for archiving. the user id: uftp1, group: ftp the program run in oracle database, thus have the user Id: oraprod, group: dba how to... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: siakhooi
2 Replies

4. OS X (Apple)

Logic of owner of directory or file

Would the owner as listed , be the one who made the directory in the first place. when any one could use chown in a script. I do not know where this directory came form or who made it. And am attempting to just find out more info on it. what could i use to find its origins and its why does it... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: cowLips
3 Replies

5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Delete directory from ghost owner with awk

Hi all Unix gurus :) I really need urgent help with deleting ghost (owner is only numbers) accounts on our OS X server in users home directory. I get this ghost accounts after deleting a user from Workgroup Manager. I have done a script that I can see this ghost accounts with: ls -la |... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: macguy
4 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

Checking directory permissions on UNIX directory

Hi, How do i check if I have read/write/execute rights on a UNIX directory? What I'm doing is checking read access on the files but i also want to check if user has rights on the direcory in whcih these files are present. if then...... And I check if the directory exists by using... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: chetancrsp18
6 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Group files by owner and show directory

Hello, i would like to find huge files and group them by owners. To find big files i use this command: ls -lR | sort -bnr +4 | head -n 75 which give me 75 biggest files, then i need to see in which subdirectory is every file. second thing i dont know is how to group those files by owner, could... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: dealer1985
6 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to display only Owner and directory/sub directory names under particular root

hai, I am new to Unix, I have a requirement to display owner name , directory or sub directory name, who's owner name is not equal to "oasitqtc". (here "oasitqtc" is the owner of the directory or sub directory.) i have a command (below) which will display all folders and sub folders, but i... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: gagan4599
6 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

[Perl] Determine directory name

Hi there, I wonder if it is possible the determine a name of a directory which is different on various hosts. Let me try to explain. I have the directory /tmp/dir1/dir2/canchangedir. This directory name is different on various hosts. I need to use the directory name, independent from the... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ejdv
2 Replies

10. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

cannot determine current directory

Hi, when I execute some simple commands on my solaris system, I am getting the following warning message: Could anybody tell me what could be the reason Ex:- If I give the command, which ls Warning: cannot determine current directory ... (15 Replies)
Discussion started by: axes
15 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos