On 2002-05-18 23:11, Benjamin P. Grubin wrote: > Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > > > [ The above should print in stdout just 01777 as a number. ] > > ... > > Does anyone know of any other (possibly more elegant way) of > > reading the numeric value of the permission bits for a file? > > Is [t]csh's `filetest` builtin viable here?
Ah, very good hint. Unfortunately even with -P: I can't get the `special' bits like sticky, etc. as I can see: $ /bin/tcsh -c 'filetest -P: /tmp' 0777 and mergemaster.sh uses this as an argument to `install -m num' to set the mode of installed files :-/ - Giorgos [ That was a VERY good hint, BTW. I didn't know about `filetest' and it seems a rather useful feature of tcsh. ] To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message