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Chmod 272

Chmod 272 (chmod a+rwx,u-rx,o-rx) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can't read, can write and can't execute. (G)roup can read, can write and can 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 272 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,u-rx,o-rx folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 272

Chmod owner

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

Chmod group

  • Group can read
  • Group can write
  • Group can execute

Chmod other

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

How chmod 272 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 272 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: --w-rwx-w-

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 272 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: d-w-rwx-w-