FAQ: Users, Groups, and Permissions in Linux - File Permissions in Linux

This community-built FAQ covers the “File Permissions in Linux” exercise from the lesson “Users, Groups, and Permissions in Linux”.

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Introduction to Linux

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Haloo, can you help me how to solve this step.? i have tried everything but still cant get it.

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chmod 555 payroll.csv
555 = (4+1 = ) 5 (4+1=) 5(4+1=)5
4 = read, 1 = execute

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Ok, I found the answer… The correct answer is
chmod 440 payroll.csv

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Yes. the answer is:

chmod 440 payroll.csv

I believe there may be a contradictory error in the question.

Now let’s change the permissions on the newly created file so that only the owner and group can read it (but not write or execute). Use the chmod command to allow the user, group, and others to read and execute the payroll.csv

I am a beginner but I feel like the correct answer is:

chmod 555 payroll.csv

ps. this course has been great, thx Codecademy :100:


The correct answer is
chmod 440 payroll.csv