Displaying access permissions

To display the access permissions of a file or directory use the the command:

   ls -l filename (directory)

This displays a one line summary for each file or directory. For example:

   -rwxr-xr-x  1 erpl08       3649 Feb 22 15:51 my.html

This first item -rwxr-xr-x represents the access permissions on this file. The following items represent the number of links to it; the username of the person owning it; its size and the time and date it was last changed, and finally, its name.

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