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Old 02-24-2002
diannakretz r u tryin to do exactly the same thing? Convert a file names access rights so they are shown in numeric form??

If so...try this

ls -l menu | cut -c2-10 | tr '\-rwx' 0421 | sed "s/./& /g" | awk '{print $1+$2+$3 $4+$5+$6 $7+$8+$9}'

Where "menu" is type the files name.
And also make sure u put a space between the "&" and the "/", coz thats where I went wrong. Smilie Smilie

Hope that helped
# 51  
Old 02-27-2002
Lightbulb not really...

Makaveli.2003,

I'm not trying to do the same thing... I was just looking through all of the postings on this thread and noticed that no one was putting the single quote around the tr test. So, I figured that I might just throw it in there as a suggestion. You know, I had one of those bright idea moments. Smilie

Glad you got it all figured out though! Have a good one!

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