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Chmod 223

Chmod 223 (chmod a+rwx,u-rx,g-rx,o-r) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can't read, can write and can't execute. (G)roup can't read, can write and can't execute. (O)thers can't 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 223 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,u-rx,g-rx,o-r folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 223

Chmod owner

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

Chmod group

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

Chmod other

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

How chmod 223 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 223 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: --w--w--wx

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 223 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: d-w--w--wx