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Chmod 5721

Chmod 5721 (chmod a+rwx,g-rx,o-rw,ug+s,+t,g-s) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can read, can write and can execute. (G)roup can't read, can write and can't execute. (O)thers can't read, can't 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 5721 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,g-rx,o-rw,ug+s,+t,g-s folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 5721

Chmod owner

  • Owner can read
  • Owner can write
  • Owner can execute

Chmod group

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

Chmod other

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

How chmod 5721 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 5721 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: -rws-w---t

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 5721 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: drws-w---t