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Old 12-28-2001
File/directory information......

Basically i have done created the script below, and it functions ok, it prints the access rights the user has. But i need it to print the group permissions, and other permissions, it would also be helpful if i could print the permissions in numeric form aswell, if it is possible. I have looked in a few books but they were no help.
Smilie Smilie

This is my script so far.... (This is a shortened version, i have simplified it)
Code:
Print -n "Enter a file/directory name"
read name
if [ -r $name ]
             then echo "This is file/directory is readable"
fi
if [ -w $name ]
             then echo "This is file/directory is writable"
fi
if [ -x $name ]
             then echo "This file/directory is executable"
fi
print "End"

Can ne1 help??

added code tags for readability --oombera

Last edited by oombera; 02-20-2004 at 12:07 PM..
# 2  
Old 01-03-2002
Let's use printf,

Code:
#!/bin/sh

 

printf "Enter a file/directory name\n"

read name

if [ -r $name ]

then echo "This is file/directory is readable"

fi

if [ -w $name ]

then echo "This is file/directory is writable"

fi

if [ -x $name ]

then echo "This file/directory is executable"

fi

printf "End\n"

# 3  
Old 01-03-2002
Thx 4 that negative, but wats the difference?????? Wat difference does it make??

And this possible:

But i need it to print the group permissions, and other permissions, it would also be helpful if i could print the permissions in numeric form aswell, if it is possible. I have looked in a few books but they were no help.

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Please post to tell me if this is possible or not? Because I have been waitin but dont look like anyone knows - which I doubt, I would have thought someone knows, guessing its not possible????????? Smilie Smilie Smilie Smilie

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# 4  
Old 01-04-2002
Now now now, taunting people by saying that it can't be done in a Unix forum is silly, because you can do just about anything...
For example, try :
ls -ld /tmp | cut -c2-4

That will show you the permissions that the owner has on the /tmp directory (you should see rwx)

Now, if you read the man pages to see what the "-d" option to ls does, you know why you have to use it on directories - also, RTM on cut.
# 5  
Old 01-04-2002
getacl should help you a little with this. See the man pages on the same.

Thanks to negative for his contribution though Smilie (No offence intended!)
shaik786
# 6  
Old 01-04-2002
Thanx LivinFree - that was great, but this is what I need help with:


1) Need to be able to print "group permissions" e.g if -rwxr-x--x
need to print "r-x"or whatever it is for that file/directory


2) Need to be able to print "other permissions" e.g. if -rwxr-x--x
need to print "--x" or whatever it is for that file/directory


3) Need to print the permissions numberically e.g. 700


I looked on man pages but they werent much help

Please help Smilie
# 7  
Old 01-04-2002
Sorry, but I just been experimenting and thanx to LivinFree worked it out, but I still need a little help. This is wat ive worked out:

1) Need to be able to print "group permissions" e.g if -rwxr-x--x
need to print "r-x"or whatever it is for that file/directory


This is what i did: ls -ld filename | cut c5-7 (is this right)


2) Need to be able to print "other permissions" e.g. if -rwxr-x--x
need to print "--x" or whatever it is for that file/directory


This is what I did: ls -ld filname | cut c8-11 (is this right)


But I still need help with :

3) Need to print the permissions numberically e.g. 700
 

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