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Old 06-25-2002
Computer Hey Look at this....

Hi guys,

what is the significance of 'l' in the permissions given below?

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root sys 40 Mar 20 18:31 aas

Generally if a 'd' is present, we say that it is a directory? I see an 'l'. Can anyone say what it signifies?


# 2  
Old 06-25-2002
this means there is a link. Find some information man ln, man link.
# 3  
Old 06-25-2002
Hi ladwig,

Thanks for the reply. Actually i am trying to look into my cron directory to see whether my username is present in the cronallow file. I want to use a crontab command. If my name is present in this file and then absent in crondeny file then it means that i have permission to use crontab.

To look into it, I wanted to goto cron directory. But unable to goto it for the above said reason. Can you tell me then how to access this cron system link?

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Old 06-25-2002
what user you are? if the link is lrwxrwxrwx there should be no problem to use cd and look into the directory, and examine the files in it.
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Old 06-25-2002
hey look at the first post... my permission is lrwxrwxrwx but still am unable to do a cd....

# 6  
Old 06-25-2002
maybe you link to a file or something like that...

check it out....

ls -l report the link end of lineSmilie
# 7  
Old 06-25-2002
Hey i want to goto the cron directory which has permissions like this. Anyway this is present in the spool directory.. I went to /usr/lib/cron and i am able to goto this now..Smilie

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