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Chmod 616

Chmod 616 (chmod a+rwx,u-x,g-rw,o-x) sets permissions so that, (U)ser / owner can read, can write and can't execute. (G)roup can't read, can't write and can execute. (O)thers can 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 616 folder_name
OR use the symbolic CHMOD Command:

chmod -R a+rwx,u-x,g-rw,o-x folder_name
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Chmod Permissions for chmod 616

Chmod owner

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

Chmod group

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

Chmod other

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

How chmod 616 looks in file listing

For files

After changing a file's mode to 616 the file's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: -rw---xrw-

For folders

After changing a directory's mode to 616 the folder's mode will be displayed in Unix style file lsting as: drw---xrw-