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File Permissions

Files have attributes and file permissions, which are basic security settings on the file to prevent users accessing or modifying the files. Here are some examples of file permissions:

  • read only (user can read but not write to the file)
  • write (user can write to the file)
  • execute (user can run the program).

To understand Unix/Linux file permissions, visit:

www.hostingmanual.net/other/permissions.shtml

To understand Microsoft web server file permissions, visit:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313075

It is important to note that files should be set with file permissions appropriate for their function. For example, if a file should only be read, set it as read only.

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