Sets the attributes of an on-disk file on UNIX or Linux. This function does not work with in-memory files.

FileSetAccessMode( file=any, mode=string );

Returns: void

Argument Description
any, required

file path

Alias: filePath, source, path

string, required

A three-digit value, in which each digit specifies the file access for individuals and groups:

  • The first digit represents the owner.
  • The second digit represents a group.
  • The third digit represents anyone.

Each digit of this code sets permissions for the appropriate individual or group:

  • 4 specifies read permission.
  • 2 specifies write permission.
  • 1 specifies execute permission.

You use the sums of these numbers to indicate combinations of the permissions:

  • 3 specifies write and execute permission.
  • 5 specifies read and execute permission.
  • 6 indicates read and write permission.
  • 7 indicates read, write, and execute permission.

For example, 400 specifies that only the owner can read the file; 004 specifies that anyone can read the file.


fileSetAccessMode("sample_test.txt", "004");

See also