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Old 08-26-2009
Question what does the x privilege mean?

what does x(in rwx) privilege mean?
just text files or shell script files?
that's so confusing.
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Old 08-26-2009
R = Read
W = Write
X = eXecute

any file with the X set is a program , complied code or shell script.
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Old 08-26-2009

You might want to start reading this:
The Linux System Administrator's Guide
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Old 08-30-2009
For a directory, x means the directory can be searched.
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