Changing permissions in a shell script


 
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Old 02-23-2009
Question Changing permissions in a shell script

Hi All,

I have a shell script which we keep on changing permissions on a On-Demand Basis-->for e:g--from 400(Read only) to 740(Execute permission) etc.
Is there any way by which I can view the history of the script?-->I am interested in finding out the date-time stamps when the script's permission was last modified.
Please let me know if there is any command that we can use in this case.
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Old 02-23-2009
Hope the below codes can help you...

Code:
stat -c %x filename
 
stat -c %y filename
 
stat -c %z filename

where

Code:
%x---> Time of last access
 
%y---> Time of last modification
 
%z---> Time of last change

Go through man stat for more details
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Old 02-23-2009
If you are modifing permissions on an on-demand basis as you describe, I recommend that you modify your script to record this information somewhere so that you have a log of such actions.
 
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