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Chmod 0642

Chmod 0642 (chmod a+rwx,u-x,g-wx,o-rx,ug-s,-t) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can read, can write and can't execute. (G)roup can read, can't write and can't execute. (O)thers can't read, can write and can't 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 0642 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,u-x,g-wx,o-rx,ug-s,-t folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 0642

Chmod owner

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

Chmod group

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

Chmod other

  • Others can't read
  • Others can write
  • Others can't execute

How chmod 0642 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 0642 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: -rw-r---w-

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 0642 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: drw-r---w-