[Gambas-user] Documentation CHMOD

T Lee Davidson t.lee.davidson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 18:42:46 CEST 2018

In the example given on the documentation page (Chmod "~/Documents" To "rwxr-x---"), the special mode bits are omitted. As I
understand it, if you wanted to change only the Group and Other bits, you could use the permission string, "r-x---".

It appears that your example string, "..x.......", has one too many characters if the eXecute bit is positioned correctly.


On 10/13/18 7:36 AM, Hans Lehmann wrote:
> Hello,
> how is the following sentence "Moreover, any omitted or unknown character in that string is ignored. That way, you can change
> only specific parts of the file permissions you need to change." to be understood in the documentation? It's all about the word
> "omitted"? So what does a right string with omitted characters look like? For example, I use CHMOD sTempScriptPath To
> "..x.......", where the dot stands for an unknown character.
> With kind regards
> Hans
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