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Old 02-14-2015
Strange result using find command.

I created a file with the permissions of 776.

When I ran the command find /root/Desktop -perm -644 -type f

The created file shows up as part of the results.

Doesn't -perm -mode mean that for global, only 4(read) and 2(write) can be accepted ?
# 2  
Old 02-15-2015
Not sure I could explain it any simpler than the man page on my system does:
If the mode is preceded by a dash (-), this primary evaluates to true if at least all of the bits in the mode are set in the file's mode bits.

All of the bits (644 - 110100100) are set in 766 (111110110)

File  111110110  766
Find  110100100  644
=     110100100  644

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Old 02-15-2015
Thanks, the explanation in your manpage is clearer than the one in mine.

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