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Chmod 017

Chmod 017 (chmod a+rwx,u-rwx,g-rw) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can't read, can't write and can't execute. (G)roup can't read, can't write and can execute. (O)thers can read, can write and can execute.

Owner Rights (u) Group Rights (g) Others Rights (o)
Read (4)
Write (2)
Execute (1)
Extra chmod command options







Use the octal CHMOD Command:

chmod -R 017 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,u-rwx,g-rw folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 017

Chmod owner

  • Owner can't read
  • Owner can't write
  • Owner can't execute

Chmod group

  • Group can't read
  • Group can't write
  • Group can execute

Chmod other

  • Others can read
  • Others can write
  • Others can execute

How chmod 017 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 017 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: ------xrwx

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 017 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: d-----xrwx