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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?


Thanks,
Nisha

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

Thanks,
Nisha
# 4  
Old 06-25-2002
Hi,
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.
ladwig
# 5  
Old 06-25-2002
hey look at the first post... my permission is lrwxrwxrwx but still am unable to do a cd....

-Nisha
# 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


Thanks,
Nisha

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