Change file access rights on a UNIX server

Select the file(s) you want changed. From the "Commands" menu, select "Properties".

Access rights are defined by three digits; for example, 644 are the digits for the rights described above. The first digit represents the rights of the owner, the second the rights of group members and the third the rights of all other users. The three digits are used in the WISE-FTP log and by some system administrators and Internet providers.

The following table shows the rights that correspond to the respective digits. The third column gives possible values for owners, groups and other users as they are displayed in the ten-digit file list on a UNIX server. To view this file list, select Directory content.

 

Selected right

1st, 2nd, or 3rd digit

Rights as per file list

None

0

--

Execute

1

--x

Write

2

-w-

Write, Execute

3

-wx

Read

4

r--

Read, Execute

5

r-x

Read, Write

6

rw-

Read, Write, Execute

7

rwx