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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 $?

Smilie
# 5  
Old 03-07-2006
Cheers! It's been a long long day. Smilie
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