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Symbolic names vs numbers
Authored by: k2r on Oct 25, '02 10:03:47AM

I can of course just speak for myself, but I learned it this way
and I find it easyer to memorize a number for specific filetypes
aequivalent letters.

The numbers are very logical if you get used to thinking in bitsgrups.

And I always forget whether "o" means "other" or "owner" :-)

But you are right - if you teach some end-user about chmod using the
letter-switches is better to understand.
If you're programming on the other hand, bitgroups are more handy.


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