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Chmod 0742

Chmod 0742 (chmod a+rwx,g-wx,o-rx,ug-s,-t) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can read, can write and can 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 0742 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,g-wx,o-rx,ug-s,-t folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 0742

Chmod owner

  • Owner can read
  • Owner can write
  • Owner can 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 0742 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 0742 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: -rwxr---w-

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 0742 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: drwxr---w-