How to check permissions of a folder in the Linux system

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Hi Guys,

I am new in Linux system. I don't have much knowledge of permissions and security. Can anyone tell me how can I check the permissions of a folder in the Linux system?

Aug 13, 2020 in Linux Administration by akhtar
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Hi@akhtar,

You can use ls command to check the permissions of a file as well as a folder. Use the below-given command to check the permissions of a folder.

$ ls -ld /etc/
drwxr-xr-x. 141 root root 8192 Aug 13 16:37 /etc/

As you can see that any user has read and execute power to /etc folder.

answered Aug 13, 2020 by MD
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